Superintendent Cyndy S. Taymore
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose , MA 02176
For Immediate Release
Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
Contact: John Guilfoil
Statement of Superintendent Cyndy Taymore Regarding Tragic Death of Former Melrose Public Schools Principal
MELROSE — The following is a statement from Superintendent Cyndy Taymore regarding the death of Allison Donovan.
“We were extremely saddened to hear about the tragic death of Allison Donovan Friday night.
“Allison served as the principal of the Lincoln Elementary School from 2015 to 2017. During those two years with the Melrose Public Schools, she sought to lead the Lincoln community with kindness, good humor and concern for the well being of all our students. She was well liked and respected by the entire Melrose Public Schools community.
“At the end of the 2016/2017 school year, Allison returned to Watertown to serve as an instructional coach, where she could continue to foster her passion for curriculum and instruction.
“Our administration, faculty and staff were saddened to hear about the sudden and senseless death of Allison. On behalf of the entire Melrose Public Schools community, I wish to extend my most heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and colleagues in Watertown.”