Dasia C. Routier, left, and Angela Iannalfo
The Haverhill education community is in mourning. As students and staff at Haverhill High are remembering 18-year-old Dasia Routier, who passed away Oct. 29 in an automobile accident, Superintendent James F. Scully said Friday that Hunking special education teacher Angela Iannalfo died suddenly after a medical emergency.
“I just don’t know what to say…so loved…a great Mom…teacher…wife…she had it all,” Scully wrote of Iannalfo in a Friday night note to HPS staffers. “I am so very sorry.”
An education team facilitator, Iannalfo worked with students in grades 4-8.
Iannalfo’s principal, Shannon Nolan, remembered her colleague fondly in a message passed along by Scully.
“It is so very difficult to understand and comprehend this heartbreaking tragedy. We all know Angela as a loving mother, dedicated educator and just an amazing woman,” Nolan said, asking for thoughts and prayers for Iannalfo’s husband and children.
Nolan and Hunking faculty gathered at the school on Saturday morning to grieve the loss of their friend, who was championed as a “superstar for kids.”
“As this sadness spreads throughout our school community, please keep her and all touched by the losses we have realized this week in your thoughts and prayers,” said Scully.