Dear Fellow Teachers,
Let this be a tribute to a late colleague of ours, El'vira Ignatyeva, 25-year old ESL Teacher from Russia, who was shot dead yesterday, trying to save one of the schoolchildren, attacked by a teenage gunman. Bright, courageous, and beautiful, El'vira was one of the best teachers in her city, Kazan'.
And, unfortunately, we know there have been too many tragedies of that kind - in other schools, and in different countries.
I've attached some details about what happened in Russia.
What I want to ask you for, dear colleagues, is this: wherever you are, whatever your educational or professional backgrounds, let us try to think, and share, what we could do to prevent such terrible tragedies. As
No man is an island, … Each is a piece of the continent,A part of the main. … Each man's death diminishes me, For I am involved in mankind.
Stay safe and well!
Lala Sadykhova, PhD