Brooklyn principal Dezann Romain has died, according to a statement posted online on March. 23, 2020.
A Brooklyn principal has died due to complications from the coronavirus — the first known death of a city public schools staffer tied to the pandemic, officials said Monday.
Dezann Romain, 36, led the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in Brownsville, a transfer school that serves students who have dropped out or fallen behind in credits in traditional high school settings.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Sad moment for me to note. The passing of a 35-year old colleague of a friend. Brooklyn Principal Dezann Romain. Gone too soon. Please everybody stay safe. Take every precaution. This virus has taken so much already around the world. It still seems unimaginable. But it is real. And it is here. And we have to keep fighting. Yes our government is going to help. But in disasters, and that is what this is, unfolding in real time, the government always disappoints. I say this not to excuse their (ALL of their!) inaction and impotency. They could have and should have done much more. But now this thing is in our homes and in some of our bodies and in our city and all across nation and it is going to be a long fight. And a costly one. This is a first. It won’t be the last. Keep fighting.
The principal, Dezann Romain, ran the Brooklyn Democracy Academy.
“A Brooklyn principal has died due to complications from the coronavirus — the first known death of a city public schools staffer tied to the pandemic, officials said Monday. Dezann Romain, 36, led the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in Brownsville” – RIP 🙏🏾🌹 https://t.co/AFudDKBaas
— OlutosinFashusi (@OlutosinFashusi) March 24, 2020
Her name was Dezann Romain. She was a 36-year-old Brooklyn principal who guided at-risk students. She died from complications of #COVID19. Why isn’t she trending? Why haven’t @NYCMayor or @NYGovCuomo mentioned her? #sayhername
— Chantal Oh (@TheChantalCafe) March 24, 2020