Englewood school district mourning loss of newly hired superintendent

"We are deeply saddened to announce that our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ronel Cook, was in a tragic car accident and has passed away," the district wrote in an online message to parents, families and the community.

News 12 Staff

Nov 22, 2022, 2:21 PM

Updated 598 days ago

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The Englewood Public School District has announced the tragic and sudden death of its newly hired superintendent.
"We are deeply saddened to announce that our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ronel Cook, was in a tragic car accident and has passed away," the district wrote in an online message to parents, families and the community.
Dr. Cook reportedly crashed in Westchester County, New York, Sunday afternoon.
"During his short tenure with the school district, Dr. Cook demonstrated a true passion for education, our students, and our community," wrote Jennifer Sifuentes, the Acting Assistant Superintendent.
Grief counselors and support are being made available to all students, as well as through the Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth.


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