From: Nancy S. Zambito
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 3:49 PM
To: All Users
Subject: Mr. Hegmon
It is very difficult for me to send this message to you.
This afternoon we lost a valuable and much loved member of our school family. Mr. Phinehas Hegmon, principal of West Middle School has passed away. He did pass out at school and EMS was immediately dispatched to the school. The West staff members did a remarkable job in ensuring that all procedures were followed. They took care of him well until the ambulance arrived. We commend them for that and will provide support for them and for the West students as they move through this unexpected and heartbreaking situation.
Crisis counselors will be available for staff and students tomorrow and as long as necessary. We have done an all call message so students’ families know what has taken place and know that support will be provided for their children.
Join with me in keeping Mr. Hegmon’s family and the West Middle School family in our prayers. Mr. Hegmon has touched many students in every segment of our community during his long career in our school system and will be remembered by us all.
Anyone who ever talked about education and schools with Phinehas Hegmon left that conversation knowing that he truly loved his students and the staff members with whom he worked. What a wonderful legacy!
Nancy S. Zambito