The principal of Lufkin Road Middle School died unexpectedly at the school Monday, as per the Wake County school system. Karen Sinders passed away earlier Monday, according to a note sent Monday night to families.
The precise cause of death was not provided. “This is a tragic loss and we wanted to give you the information as quickly as possible so we can be there to support each other in the coming days and weeks,” wrote Jonathan Enns.
Karen Sinders Death and Legacy
Karen Sinders also passed away earlier Monday, according to a note sent Monday night to her family. The precise death cause has yet to be confirmed. “This is a tragic loss and we wanted to give you the information as quickly as possible so we can be there to support each other in the coming days and weeks,” written Jonathan Enns, Southwestern Area Superintendent.
“She was a leader who had an immense impact and reach in the school and greater community. She will be greatly missed by the students and the staff here at Lufkin Middle School. Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this time of loss.”
The school’s counseling and student services team will be seen on Tuesday at the school. The school district also partnered with Transitions GriefCare to help students, staff members, and others.
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“After a traumatic event such as the death of someone they are familiar with, we can expect students to feel anxious, sad, fearful, angry, or vulnerable,” Enns has also written. “They may be scared of losing someone else close to them.” Apex Mayor Jacques Gilbert also tweeted about Sinders’ death Monday night, saying he was “deeply saddened by the loss of a joyful friend, colleague and community member.” “Karen gave everything in her service and leadership as an educator — ensuring all students had the opportunity to thrive,” Gilbert has also written. “Her smile was radiant and always announced her presence.
Sinders has also earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing education from N.C. State University and a master’s degree from Indiana University in educational leadership, as per the Lufkin Road Middle website. Her biography also includes a quote given from Mother Teresa:
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”