Teachers, students, and parents are mourning a loss at the Aberdeen School District this week. A statement from the Aberdeen School District said that Karen Meikle passed away peacefully on Thursday after a very brief battle with cancer. The district’s orchestra director since 2007 was diagnosed last June.

“Karen was one of the most positive people I’ve ever known and a beloved member of our school community,” Superintendent Alicia Henderson said. “In addition to sharing the gift of music with our students, she had a true love for young people and made a difference in the lives of our students.”

The District shared more about Miss Meikle’s remarkable career and her contributions to their website.