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'She is loved immensely' | SAISD elementary teacher dies of COVID-19, district says

Melissa Martinez taught at Rogers Academy and had been with the district for six years, according to SAISD officials.

SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio Independent School District kindergarten teacher has passed away from COVID-19, the district said in a statement Wednesday.

Melissa Martinez taught at Rogers Academy, according to SAISD officials. She had completed her sixth year with district at the end of the last school year. She was last on the campus the first week of June.

The district is offering counseling support to her colleagues on campus.

The district said in a statement: "Ms. Martinez was an amazing teacher and genuine person. She was passionate about her students, creative beyond measure, and always willing to help anyone in need.  She loved being a teacher and it showed in her smile and beautiful laughter. She is loved immensely and will be greatly missed by the Will Rogers Academy Family."