Alicia Shier Obituary, Death – It is quite difficult to fathom what it would be like to be without a person in your life who is always so upbeat and full of vitality. Alicia Shier, a dear friend and colleague of mine who also worked in education, passed suddenly unexpectedly, and I am inconsolably startled and upset by this news.
She was an incredible individual as well as a teacher who gave her absolute everything. I am at a loss for words to adequately express how much I admire her brilliant personality as well as her dedication to teaching and the children in her care.
There are going to be a lot of times when I don’t get to spend it with Alicia. I did not appreciate the many instances in which a brief greeting developed into a lengthy chat when you and I crossed paths in the corridor or the staff area. It will be sad for me to stop exchanging teaching ideas and lessons.
I’ll miss telling jokes. I’m going to miss knowing that there was always someone else in the hallway that stayed a little later than they should have after school. Without Alicia around, I’m sure the days at Penta will have a more hollow feeling. I have faith that we will be able to honor her legacy and carry on the work she accomplished to make life happier and more fulfilling for everyone who was fortunate enough to know her.