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Fairfield City Schools mourning unexpected death of teacher

Bryan Walters
Bryan Walters(Fairfield City Schools)
Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 12:42 PM EST
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FAIRFIELD, Ohio (WXIX) - Students and staff members at Fairfield City Schools are mourning the unexpected death of teacher Bryan Walters on Nov. 10.

Walters was a chemistry teacher at Fairfield High School.

According to School and Community Relations Director Gina Gentry-Fletcher, he passed away during a planned surgery.

Walters began his teaching career at Fairfield High School in August of 2017.

Principal Bill Rice said prior to becoming a teacher, Walters worked for the Department of Defense.

“His calling was most certainly working with students. In his time working at Fairfield he was a Chemistry teacher, Assistant Academic Team Coach, ACT-SO Coach, and mentor and friend to many colleagues at the High School. Bryan was probably always the smartest person in the room, but never let that be known. He had a way of dissecting programs and planning for solutions that was contagious in his department.  And he had a wonderful wit to him with his dry sense of humor,” Rice said.

Classes at Fairfield Senior High School will be canceled for staff and students in grades 10-12 for funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, Bryan’s wife has asked for donations to the Fairfield High School Academic Team, 8800 Holden Blvd., Fairfield, OH 45014.

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