Groves Elementary 4th-grade teacher Amy Woodeshick died after her vehicle struck a downed tree in Kingwood following the storms on Friday night.
The letter below was sent to parents of Groves Elementary students:
Dear Groves Elementary School Families,
We are devastated to share tragic news. Fourth grade teacher Amy Woodeshick died last night after a car accident on Kingwood Drive, where the storm caused trees to snap and fall.
Amy, 25, graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball and the University of Houston. She completed student teaching at Shadow Forest Elementary School, taught 6th grade English at Humble Middle School last year, and was a Groves fourth grade teacher this school year. She loved helping children learn and grow, and she made students' school days bright.
We are in contact with her parents, and service arrangements are pending. Counselors will be available on campus Monday for any staff or students needing support.
Thank you for keeping Ms. Woodeshick's family in your thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Brian Peters Principal
Stephanie Dye Assistant Principal"
The incident occurred at Kingwood Dr and W. Lake Houston after heavy storms ripped across north Harris county last night, knocking out power and breaking huge limbs off of trees . Several inches of rain, heavy winds, hail and even tornado sightings were also reported throughout the area.