Brooklyn Principal, 36, Dies From Coronavirus: 'We’re All Experiencing a Deep Sense of Confusion'

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A 36-year-old Brooklyn principal has died from complications from coronavirus, the principals union said Monday night.

Dezann Romain, 36, was the principal at Brooklyn Democracy Academy in Brownsville.


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“It is with profound sadness and overwhelming grief that we announce the passing of our sister, CSA member Dezann Romain, Principal of Brooklyn Democracy Academy, due to complications from Coronavirus,” the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators said in a statement.

It continued, “Our prayers are with her family and school community as we mourn alongside them. Please keep Principal Romain in your thoughts and continue to do everything possible to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe during this health crisis.”

Schools chancellor Richard Carranza said in a statement, "This is painful for all of us, and I extend my deepest condolences to the Brooklyn Democracy Academy community, and the family of Principal Romain. We’re all experiencing a deep sense of confusion, uncertainty and sadness and it’s more important than ever to provide support to one another. We’ll be there for the students and staff through whatever means necessary during this impossibly difficult time.”