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No class at Twin Rivers Elem in Ionia Monday following teacher’s death

Chris Zech
Posted at 10:52 PM, Apr 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-17 22:57:49-04

IONIA, Mich. — Classes are canceled Monday at Twin Rivers Elementary in Ionia following the death of a teacher.

Ionia Public Schools (IPS) posted to social media that Mr. Chris Zech of Twin Rivers Elementary “passed away unexpectedly” Friday morning. They say he died of natural causes.

“Mr. Zech will always be remembered for his humor, compassion, and the love he had for his students, colleagues and school,” the post reads. “We are all better for having had him in our lives.”

Mr. Zech’s students are invited to meet with counselors and therapy dogs from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday.

Friends of Chris Zech are also sharing memories on social media.

Remembering Chris Zech
Chris Zech Early Years

School is scheduled to resume Tuesday, April 19 with grief support available throughout the day.

IPS’s statement names Mrs. Christina Frost as the class’s teacher for the rest of the year.

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