weekend marks the one-year anniversary that Tracy Cline, a former
teacher at Washington School for Comprehensive Literacy, was killed in
a tragic car accident. Cline, who was born in Sheboygan, had taught
at Washington for 10 years. She taught fourth- and fifth-grade ELL
students there, according to her mother, Beverly Cline, and really
loved teaching and helping children.
Hermann, 4th grade teacher at Washington, stated, "After losing Tracy,
a friend and colleague, in a tragic car accident last March, a memorial
account was set up in her name at Washington School for Comprehensive
Literacy. She worked with fourth and fifth grade ELL students, so the
account is set up to sponsor these children in extra-curricular
activities such as swimming lessons, sports, music, camps, etc."
date, 17 children have taken swimming lessons, 3 will be starting golf
lessons this summer, and another child will be taking guitar lessons.
Through these sponsorships, many children will be able to experience
opportunities that they might not otherwise have been able to enjoy.
shared these thoughts, "While here, Tracy touched many students and
families. She played tennis and constantly exercised to keep in shape;
she was busy all the time. Her enthusiasm for good health, and living
an active lifestyle will be shared with many other students in the
future through her memorial."
Sheboygan Area School District superintendent said Cline had a positive
outlook on her teaching, which carried into the classroom. He added,
"You'd just smile when you saw her, and she just glowed.... You could
feel it, and there are people who are like that and the kids just loved
The following quote describes the impact Cline had, and what this memorial will continue to have, on future students. We exist temporarily through what we gather, but we live forever through what we give. -Author unknown