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Tosa Longfellow teacher dies unexpectedly

April 07, 2012

By Erin Richards of the Journal Sentinel

April 07, 2012 0

An eighth-grade math teacher at Longfellow Middle School in Wauwatosa died unexpectedly at her home Friday, Principal Jason Galien announced in an email message to parents Saturday afternoon.

A representative from the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office said Saturday that Lisa Nass, 42, died of natural causes, but had some heart conditions.

In his email to parents, Galien said Nass was well-known in the school community and also taught sixth grade for many years. According to her biography on the school's web site, Nass had taught at Longfellow since 1998, and graduated from St. Norbert College with double degrees in math and education.

She grew up in Madison and still has family in the area, according to Galien. Funeral arrangements have not been disclosed.

Though Wauwatosa, like most area school districts, started a week of spring break Friday, Galien said crisis counselors will be available at Longfellow on Monday from 9 a.m. to noon and again on Monday, April 16 when classes resume.

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Erin Richards covers K-12 education in urban and suburban Milwaukee, as well as state politics related to education issues.

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