Hamilton teacher dies; officials make grief counselors available to students

Wilson Middle School science teacher Jennifer Williams has died, according to an announcement by Hamilton Schools officials late Thursday afternoon. Williams, who started with the city schools in 2014, was praised by district officials for her work in helping thousands of students learn. (File Photo\Journal-News)
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Wilson Middle School science teacher Jennifer Williams has died, Hamilton School officials announced in a late Thursday afternoon posting on its district website. Williams, who joined the city schools in 2014, was praised by school officials for her work in helping students learn. (File Photo\Journal-News)

A Hamilton science teacher has died, city school officials announced Thursday.

Wilson Middle School instructor Jennifer Williams’ death did not come with any details from Hamilton School officials in their late afternoon announcement on the district’s Facebook page.

“The Hamilton City School district regrets informing you about Wilson Middle School teacher Jennifer Williams’s tragic passing,” wrote Wilson school Principal Kristin Yordy.

“Ms. Williams has worked in Hamilton City Schools for seven years as a science teacher at Wilson Middle School. During her career in Hamilton City Schools, Jennifer has positively impacted thousands of students, and she will be sorely missed. Her love for the students she taught and the Hamilton City School District was evident daily,” stated Yordy.

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Hamilton School officials did not immediately respond to requests for more information.

A graduate of Wright State University, Williams was teaching 8th grade science at the middle school since joining Hamilton Schools in 2014.

“The District Crisis Intervention Team will be available for students and staff at Wilson Middle School to support those in need,” wrote Yordy. “Parents who may need immediate support during this tragedy or other grief situations may use the following link as a possible resource: https://childrengrieve.org/

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