We are stunned and deeply saddened by the death of Heather Kleiman, our long-time athletic trainer.
December 27, 2022
GLPS Students, Staff, Families, & Community,
We are stunned and deeply saddened by the death of Heather Kleiman, our long-time athletic trainer (photo below my closing). She died suddenly last night from complications related to blood clots. Please keep Heather’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
Any time death touches us, it is stressful. This sudden death may be disturbing to you or your children. It is for this reason that we especially want you to know of our care and support. When a loss like this occurs, we are likely to have different reactions and experience many different feelings. Some people will want to have a quiet time to remember and reflect, while others may want to talk to someone about how they are feeling. Some may want to continue working. We should be respectful of these different reactions and be supportive of each other. These resources can help provide support during this time:
Ele’s Place - Capitol Region (for youths who are grieving)
Addressing Grief in Children: Tips for Parents & Educators from the National Association of School Psychologists
We will keep you updated as we receive further information, and our athletic department will provide athletes with more information about having their athletic training needs met as it becomes available. Thank you.