Message of sympathy from Dr. Elizabeth Robison, Superintendent of Schools
Message of sympathy from Dr. Elizabeth Robison, Superintendent of Schools:
On behalf of our entire Pocono Mountain School District and Board of Education, I extend my most sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Stacy Perryman, a Special Education Teacher at Pocono Mountain West High School, who passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Stacy has been a valued member of our PMSD team for more than 16 years. She was loved by students, coworkers, administrators, parents, and especially her players from the Panther’s Girls Varsity Basketball team, where she was the head coach from 2006 to this season. She also coached the West Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Team from 2002 to 2006.
Always one to take on additional responsibility and help others, Stacy served as a West Co-Assistant Athletic Director from 2013 through 2017, as the Assistant Athletic Director from 2018-2019, and again as a Co-Assistant AD for this school year.
Stacy’s love of sports started young. She was a standout athlete for East Stroudsburg High School earning 12 varsity letters in basketball, field hockey and softball. She was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2002. Stacy continued to make a name for herself as an athlete and basketball player while she attended East Stroudsburg University from 1992 to 1996, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. While at ESU, Stacy was recognized as the All-American, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Women’s Basketball Player of the Year and top scorer on the 1994-95 PSAC championship team; a four-time All-PSAC selection who led ESU to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament in 1995 and 1996. Stacy scored 1,695 career points and set school records with 607 assists and 305 steals. She was inducted into ESU’s Hall of Fame in 2009.
Stacy chose to be a special education teacher, because she had a gift for helping all students regardless of their abilities succeed and achieve in the classroom and outside of it. She will be greatly missed by our entire school community.
Whenever there is the death within our PMSD school community, some of our students and staff have trouble grieving, understanding and coping. We will have crisis counselors available at the West High School for as long as needed to help our students, faculty and staff.
Our Sullivan Trail Campus will be closed to media during school hours for the remainder of the week as we try to help our school community through this terrible loss.