School teacher killed in one-car accident in Greenville


GREENVILLE – A beloved Minisink Valley Middle School teacher was
killed as he drove to work Thursday morning when his car hit a patch of
ice on Route 6 by Mountain Road in Greenville and struck a tree.

Christopher Corwin, 40, of Glen Spey, was a husband and father of two.

Minisink Valley Superintendent of Schools Brian Monahan said the death
of Corwin was “shocking news.” He said Corwin was “an
integral and invaluable part” of the school district, an outstanding
man and teacher.

“I’ve known Chris for 10 years now and I can tell you he inspired
kids and energized them. To watch him the classroom with the kids and
the projects he had them working on… all the things he brought to
the seventh and eighth graders was just amazing to watch,” Monahan
The superintendent said school counselors are available to aid faculty,
staff and students, who may need grief counseling. School counselors and
psychologist will be available through the district Friday and in the
days and weeks ahead to offer support as needed.

“Children express grief in different ways,” Monahan wrote
in a letter to parents. “Some may be very upset, while others may
exhibit seemingly inappropriate responses. Even if your child has not
had direct ties to Mr. Corwin, he/she still may be very upset by this
Monahan said parents should encourage their children to express their

The superintendent said Corwin “touched and inspired the lives of
many, and he will be greatly missed.”


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