Pregnant Teacher Dies Suddenly in Classroom

Rochester, NY – A 29-year-old pregnant teacher from upstate New York tragically passed away after collapsing in her classroom. Courtney Fannon, a special education teacher at Kendal Central School, was found unresponsive on Friday. Emergency services rushed her to the hospital, where doctors attempted to save both her life and the life of her unborn daughter, Hadley Jaye. Despite their efforts, Fannon and her daughter did not survive. The cause of Fannon’s sudden death is currently unknown.

Fannon’s husband, Kurtis, received a text message from her shortly before she collapsed, but the content of the message has not been disclosed. The loss of Fannon and her unborn child has left the community in shock and mourning. A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the family.

Described as a dedicated and passionate educator, Fannon had been teaching special education at Kendal Central School since 2018. Superintendent Nicholas Picardo spoke highly of Fannon, stating, “Courtney was a special education teacher who served her students with passion and joy each day.”

Fannon’s close friend, Matt Smith, wrote a heartfelt message about her and her unborn daughter on the GoFundMe page. He described Fannon as a loving, genuine, and organized person who always put her students first. He also acknowledged the tragedy of Hadley Jaye’s loss, expressing hope that she would be remembered and cherished forever.

This devastating loss has emphasized the need for further research and understanding of sudden and unexpected deaths, particularly during pregnancy. The loss of Fannon and her unborn child has deeply affected the Kendal Central School community, highlighting the profound impact that educators have on their students’ lives.