School remembers longtime music teacher

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - They say she left behind a strong legacy, but now one Pike County community is mourning the loss of a popular music teacher.

Leah Good died earlier this week. Students at Feds Creek Elementary are letting their voices shine as a way to remember their beloved educator.

Good's classroom door is covered with notes from students to their beloved teacher, and even though she is gone music is heard coming from the room...which is exactly what her colleagues say she would want

Veronica Pugh says, "She would want us to continue on and make sure students had music in their lives."

Good had lead some of the students in a performance just last week, colleagues say they had no idea she was sick again

Principal Geary Walton says, "Although we knew she had been sick, she was a cancer survivor, this was a bit of a shock."

They describe Mrs. Good as a legacy, with many teachers being former students of Good's and they say all students say the same thing about their former teacher

Janet Potter explains, "They say she was tough on us but she loved us, she smiled and just made life better."

They all know what she would tell them now, "Don't weep for me, keep doing what you need to do," says Walton.

Melanie Belcher says, "She's just...she's Mrs. Good, our teacher and our friend, she's going to be very missed and there's a hole in a lot of peoples hearts right now."

However, they say they find comfort in knowing she is in a better place and no longer suffering.

Feds Creek Elementary, Elkhorn City Elementary, The Millard School, and East Ridge High School will all be closed tomorrow for Good's funeral service.

The service will take place at one o'clock at the Mountain View Church of Christ.


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