SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A longtime teacher at Sherman Elementary School in San Francisco was struck and killed by a vehicle in front of the school just before the start of the school day on Wednesday.
In a letter to parents, Sherman principal Helen Parker identified the victim as Andrew Zieman, a paraeducator and a dear member of the Sherman school community. As a child, Zieman also attended school in the city’s Cow Hollow district, according to Parker.
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“We struggle to understand this tragic loss of life, especially because he meant so much to so many students, families and employees,” Parker said. “Andrew taught from the heart. He was patient and kind, and always a positive role model. I am sure you will join me in giving our deepest condolences to his family and friends. “
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Parker said Sherman staff were informed of the Zieman’s death Wednesday afternoon. On Friday morning, students will be told about the incident during a special meeting before class and social workers would be on campus to provide funeral counseling.
School was closed Thursday for Veterans Day.
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