Statement of Secretary French on the Passing of Ned Kirsch

12 April 2019

Contact: Ted Fisher,, (802) 479-1170

Secretary French made the following statement on the passing of Franklin West Supervisory Union Superintendent Ned Kirsch:

I was deeply saddened to hear about the sudden death of Ned Kirsch. He was a friend of mine and a colleague whose work I respected a great deal.

His death is a huge loss for the Vermont education community. He was a major thought leader on technology use in schools, personalizing student learning and international education. He was an inspiring and innovative leader whose work will have a lasting impact on his students, his schools and on those of us who were privileged to have worked with him.

My sincerest condolences go out to his family and to the communities and staff of the Franklin West Supervisory Union. He will be greatly missed.

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