New Life Academy's 'Frau' loses cancer battle
New Life Academy is in mourning.
One of its most beloved teachers, Cheri Thomas, died last week after a long bout with cancer.
"It has a pretty big impact," NLA secondary principal Lynn Atkinson said. "Cheri just really brought her uniqueness here. It is a pretty big hole. It is a loss.
"It's definitely changed around here a little bit."
Known by her students as "Frau" - the German word for "Mrs." - Thomas was the school's German teacher for 11 years.