Penn Hills Education Association issues statement on death of teacher Don Babbit

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Penn Hills Education Association issues statement on death of teacher Don Babbit

The Penn Hills Education Association is profoundly saddened and shares the grief of the entire Penn Hills community at the unexpected and tragic death of Penn Hills math teacher Don Babbit. Don was an excellent teacher, having earned the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year Award for the high school, and an incredibly well-respected and beloved member of the high school staff.

“I think we’re all just in a state of shock right now at this devastating loss. The kids loved him, and our teachers loved working with him,” said Rodlyn Checcio, PHEA President.

Grief counselors will be on site in the High School cafeteria Aug. 8 and 9, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for any student, staff, or community member who may need to talk. Reverend Jay Mitlo, Pastor at Faith Community Church and a Penn Hills graduate, will also be on site Friday to offer additional support.