Thursday, 11 October 2007

I had a very sad message from my colleague Til Wright, Team Leader - SEN and Inclusion Support Services this morning. Although I heard about it yesterday on the grapevine...

"Hello Chris, as you may have heard that Stephanie Taylor, a member of our SEN Support Service, died on Tuesday after a brief illness. She had been on secondment with us from the West Silc for 2 years and should have become permanent this September but....
I wanted you to know what a great colleague she was and how she simply loved working for Education Leeds - she often told me it was the best job she has ever had because she felt she was supporting so many great children and schools. She loved all the people she worked with and she felt that it had been a privilege to do her job.

She is a great loss to us personally and professionally - she had a wonderful spirit and always a good and positive thing to say about everyone. I believe you met Stephanie on more than one occasion - her bright red hair always made her immediately stand out. She has been her husband Jim's main carer for many year - he suffers from MS and she leaves behind two marvellous daughters. Her funeral is tomorrow and the most of the team will be attending.
- we will miss her. Thank you...Til"

These are sad times and I do remember Stephanie, her red hair, her energy, her passion and her enthusiasm. We will all miss her and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this very difficult time.


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