Apr. 19, 2014 12:42 am
Logout|My Dashboard

Elementary school assistant principal killed in car accident

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 1:49 pm | Updated: 3:06 pm, Mon Mar 18, 2013.

BRADENTON - Students and faculty of a Bradenton elementary school are mourning the loss of their assistant principal.

According to Manatee County School officials, Wendy Suarez, the assistant principal at Jessie P. Miller Elementary, was killed in a car accident near Okeechobee on Friday.

Right now information about the crash is limited, but an official at the school tells ABC 7 that Suarez was a pedestrian at the time of the accident.

Originally from South Carolina, Suarez worked as a guidance counselor and assistant principal before joining the staff at Miller Elementary in January, 2011.

A support team from the Manatee County School District has been made available to the students, and Monday, several classes created sympathy cards for her family.

The school's principal describes her as a wonderful person and a friend.  “I think her legacy needs to be that she was a loving light to everyone who crossed her path, and she cared about everyone very deeply,” says Barry Dunn.

Wendy Suarez is survived by her husband and two step children.

Funeral arrangements are still being finalized.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.