Freehold Township Schools released a statement on the district Web site informing residents of the death of West Freehold Elementary School fourth grade teacher Tara Hansen.
According to the letter signed by West Freehold Principal Edward Aldarelli and Supervisor of Instruction Kathleen Miller, Hansen died Thursday morning after complications from childbirth. The school’s third, fourth and fifth grade students were informed by their teachers of Hansen’s passing, and parents and guardians of Hansen’s students were contacted at home.
District counselors and child study team members were available to meet with students throughout the day, according to the letter.
Hansen's LinkedIn profile lists her start date in the district as September 2005.
“She was such an inspiration to her students and to her colleagues,” Aldarelli and Miller wrote.