District 65 Superintendent Dr. Hardy Murphy sent the following note about the death of Kingsley School teacher Chris Short.

“Chris Short, a 4th grade teacher at Kingsley School, lost his battle with cancer this morning.  Chris has been part of our District 65 school community since 1990. He worked at Nichols, Washington and Kingsley.  His days here have touched the lives of so many faculty, staff, and students and we know that he will be missed.

As soon as we get information about final arrangements to celebrate Chris’s life, I will share them with you.  

My heartfelt condolences go out to Chris and his family and to all our District 65 family who I know will feel this loss. I will remember him as a teacher dedicated to his profession, a champion for the work that he chose and all of those who were able to know him as a colleague, and tirelessly committed to his students.”