A paraprofessional at Sugar Mill Elementary has died after contracting COVID-19 and pneumonia, according to a Facebook fundraiser for her and a statement from the school district. 

Shyla Pennington had been a teacher’s assistant in the district for almost two decades, working at Pine Trail Elementary, South Daytona Elementary and most recently Sugar Mill Elementary. The Facebook fundraiser started by her family on Friday stated that she was “fighting for her life.” The district sent out a statement about her death on Saturday night.  …. more at https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/news/education/2020/09/20/volusia-school-coronavirus-death-port-orange-teaching-assistant-dies/5844529002/?a=a&utm_source=news-journalonline-News%20Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_alerts&utm_term=news_alert

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