A former teacher and tutor at several elementary schools in Ashburn has died of respiratory failure from COVID-19. Susan Rokus was in her 70’s and hospitalized with the virus.
“It is with great sadness that I relay the news that Susan Rokus, a longtime teacher and champion of our local schools, passed away last night, ” School Board member Jeff Morse (Dulles) wrote in a Facebook post. “Her service has been so broad and expansive, serving multiple generations of Loudoun Students at schools including the old Arcola, Little River, Liberty, and Pinebrook. Last year she was honored by Little River Principal Kevin Murphy as one of the core leaders of the school when it first opened 20 years ago. A teacher to many, a tutor to some, but a friend to the entire community, Susan’s legacy will continue for generations to come.”