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Staff member at Thorpe Creek Elementary School in Fishers dies with COVID-19

Posted at 7:31 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 11:52:28-05

FISHERS — A staff member at an elementary school in Fishers has died with COVID-19, according to the school system's superintendent.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools Superintendent Allen Bourff said in a tweet Wednesday morning that Pam Podany, a staff member at Thorpe Creek Elementary School, died Tuesday night. She was 67.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out today to the family of Pam Podany, a Thorpe Creek staff member who died last night from Covid. Condolences also to her school family," Bourff said.

Podany worked at Thorpe Creek Elementary School for eight years as the school's head cook, said Emily Pace Abbotts, director of school and community relations for HSE Schools.

On Tuesday, the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Board of Trustees voted to move the entire district to 100% virtual learning beginning Thursday through Dec. 4.

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