PASCO COUNTY, Florida – Pasco County’s educational community wrapped its arms around a grieving family.
The late Seven Springs Middle School teacher Renee Dermott’s birthday would have been Wednesday. Dermott died of cardiac arrest over the weekend after she tested positive for coronavirus.
On Wednesday evening, friends, colleagues and former students drove past the long-time teacher’s house to surprise her family.
Dermott’s family remembers Renee as generous and committed.
“Mom was more than just a teacher who collected homework and sent you home,” said her daughter Nikki Dermott. “She was a teacher who really cared for and connected with the children.”
The family plans to erect a public memorial to Renee on Saturday.
You will find the GoFundMe page from which one of Renee’s friends started click here.