Pregnant Teacher Drops Dead At School

After Friday’s school day, a teacher at Kendall Elementary School collapsed on the school grounds. The woman and her unborn child both died.

Just like any other Friday afternoon, 29-year-old Courtney Fannon celebrated the conclusion of her workweek. She finished gathering her belongings and was preparing for the day.

Friday was a training day–professional development.

District officials stated that Fannon was discovered unconscious inside the building minutes after texting a message to her spouse.

Matthew Smith, a friend of the family, shared erroneous information on a fundraising site, saying she was discovered collapsed in a classroom. Authorities would not disclose where she was found, but they said that was not the location within the building.

Hadley Jaye, her daughter due to be born in April, and Mrs. Fannon were both pronounced dead at a local hospital after they were transported there.

The authorities have chosen not to disclose the cause of death.

The district called off classes on Monday. Picardo assured everyone that there are grief counselors on staff and among the student body. In a post on Thursday, Picardo expressed gratitude to the community for the “tremendous outpouring of support.”

Mrs. Fannon taught a particular education class at Orleans County’s Kendall Elementary School.

Smith referred to her as “the mom” of his social circle since she was always game for anything and willing to offer a helping hand when needed. He described her as generous and unselfish.

After dating for ten years, Courtney and Kurtis Fannon tied the knot in August 2022.

Courtney Fannon’s obituary states that her husband survived her, as did her parents, Betty and Dave Nojeim, and a sister named Emily Nojeim.

Contributions should be sent to Homesteads for Hope, an Ogden-based “nonprofit inclusive community farm for individuals with and without disabilities to learn, work, live, and grow in nature’s classroom” instead of floral offerings.

Smith, who started the GoFundMe to help his buddy in the “wake of this devastating news,” claimed that the funds will go toward medical expenses, burial fees, and keeping Fannon’s spouse afloat. As of Thursday morning, the funds raised had surpassed $52,000.