Who was Katherine Koonce? Wikipedia, Biography, Age, Died, Nashville School Shooing
Katherine Koonce Wikipedia – Katherine Koonce Biography
Katherine Koonce, the head of The Covenant School in Nashville who died in the mass shooting there on March 27, 2023, was remembered as a “beautiful soul.”
She was among six shooting victims on March 27, 2023, including three elementary students and two other staff members, according to Nashville police.
She was 60 years old.
Nashville School Shooting
Nashville Police Chief John Drake said in a news conference that Hale, a former student at the school who lived in the Nashville area and entered the school through a side door.
According to its website, The Covenant School is a private Presbyterian Christian school for preschool to sixth-grade students.
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Two officers confronted Hale on the school’s second floor, Nashville police tweeted. Police said in a news conference that Hale had detailed maps of the school and a manifesto. The motive is not yet clear.
Police identified the other victims on Twitter as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all 9, along with 61-year-old Cynthia Peak and 61-year-old Mike Hill.
Nashville police named the suspect Audrey Hale, 28, a former student at the school. Hale was shot and killed by police at the scene, authorities said.
Tribute to Dr. Katherine Koonce
Dean Russ Crowe paid tribune to Koonce on Facebook.
“This beautiful soul, Katherine Koonce, taught me so much-two things I think about very often,” he wrote.
“She was the headmaster of the school in Nashville and one of the adults that were murdered. Today is such a tragedy. I know her entrance into heaven was abundant. But here we are on earth. We are devastated. Please pray for her husband and family. And for all the families who thought today was just another Monday and counting down to Spring Break. It’s just horrible.”
On Facebook, Koonce wrote she was “Head of School at The Covenant School” and “Former Academic Dean at Christ Presbyterian Academy.”
Koonce “studied Leadership and Professional Studies at Trevecca Nazarene University, studied “Master’s education at Georgia State University,” and studied at LSU and Vanderbilt University.
She was from Brentwood, Tennessee, and lived in Brentwood, Tennessee, her Facebook page says.
Koonce’s top public post on Facebook was about her daughter’s engagement.
“My recently engaged daughter, Anna Koonce, and I capped off our summer with a wonderful mother-daughter trip to Skyterra Wellness Retreat in North Carolina,” she wrote in July 2022.
“it was an amazing week of outdoor activity, pickleball, hiking, exercise, healthy gourmet meals, spa treatments, and a wonderful time together. I hope this becomes an annual event!”
She also filled her page with pictures showing her on vacations with her family.