Dear Students and Parents,
One of our beloved teachers, Sandra Santos-Vizcaino, passed away last night. This is
a tragedy for the PS9 students, staff and the entire school community.
Our Crisis Response Team will be available remotely to provide support to our
students and staff. PS9 School Counselor and the school’s Parent Coordinator have
been in communication with students and staff to check in with them, and to provide
support and resources.
Grief Counselors and our School Counselors will also be available by telephone and
Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
For immediate support please contact:
Megan Dunn, Superintendent Support Team
Karen Shaw-Taylor, Guidance Counselor
KShaw@schools.nyc.gov, (347) 467-6625
Anne Kner, School Social Worker
Below is a list of additional grief supports outside of the school community that we
have coordinated during this difficult time:
Calvary Hospital Bereavement Support (Brooklyn)
Abby R. Spilka, MA, CT, MHC-LP, Bereavement Counselor
New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center
Community Counseling and Mediation
810 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Brooklyn Counseling Services (BCS)
26 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11242
NYPCC Child & Family Mental Health Centers
102 Pilling Street, Bushwick, NY
2857 Linden Boulevard, East New York, NY
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