Beloved North Division High School principal dies suddenly

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- North Division High School Principal Keith Carrington died Monday, Aug. 22, after having surgery. 

Carrington's wife confirmed the news to CBS 58. She wrote about his passing in a Facebook post: 

"Words cannot express how I feel with the sudden loss of my soulmate, my best friend, my everything. Please know that I have read every text, listened to voicemail, read every post. My husband was a GOOD man who loved the Lord. I knew every single day that he loved me. Understand that I am still processing this. It came completely out of left field because we thought he was coming home tomorrow from the hospital. I was literally laugh and talking with him. This is one of my favorite pictures of him. I love you Keith Carrington with all my heart."

"Kids would walk past our house and some of the ways he would help them out would be like 'hey you can shovel my snow. here's a few dollars'." He would buy kids shoes, give kids clothes. Just be an example in so many positive ways," said Carrington's wife Tanzanique.

Milwaukee Public Schools shared the following statement: 

Mr. Keith Carrington, principal at North Division High School, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 22, 2022. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Tanzanique, his daughter, family, friends, and school community. May they find comfort, strength, and peace during this difficult time.

Mr. Carrington was a beloved school leader and pillar at North Division High School where he worked tirelessly with high expectations for all students. During his years of service in Milwaukee Public Schools, Mr. Carrington worked in various roles including as an extraordinary teacher, district administrator, and principal. Mr. Carrington’s devotion to the young people of Milwaukee will be missed.

Milwaukee Public Schools is providing support to the students and staff at North Division High School, Morse Middle School for the Gifted and Talented, and throughout the district.
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