Principal at Brooklyn School Dies From Coronavirus Complications

The principal of Brooklyn Democracy Academy in Brownsville, has died due to complications from the coronavirus. This is the first known death of a public school staff member as a result of the coronavirus.

“It is with profound sadness and overwhelming grief that we announce the passing of our sister, CSA member Dezann Romain, Principal of Brooklyn Democracy Academy, due to complications from Coronavirus,” the Council of Schools Supervisors and Administrators wrote in a statement.

“This is painful for all of us, and I extend my deepest condolences to the Brooklyn Democracy Academy community, and the family of Principal Romain,” Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said.

Brooklyn Democracy Academy is located at 985 Rockaway Avenue, in Brownsville Brooklyn. The building also houses Leadership Prep Charter School and Kappa V (Knowledge and Power Prep Academy).

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