A 32-year-old instructor at a Salem constitution faculty died Sunday after she fell throughout an equestrian competitors in Vermont.
Jennifer “Jeffie” Chapin, a fourth-grade math instructor from Wenham, was competing on the Green Mountain Horse Association’s Festival of Eventing in South Woodstock on the time of the incident, based on the United States Eventing Association.
Chapin and her horse, Joinem, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, suffered “a rotational fall in the cross-country warm-up,” the affiliation stated in an announcement.
Chapin was delivered to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center the place she succumbed to her accidents, officers stated. Joinem was unhurt.
“The USEA sends its sincerest condolences to Chapin’s family, friends, and connections,” the assertion says.
In a letter posted to the Salem Public Schools web site, interim Superintendent Kathleen Smith wrote that Chapin taught at Bentley Charter School and labored within the district the previous two years.
“Jeffie’s colleagues described her as a dedicated teacher who went above and beyond to inspire her students,” Smith wrote. “She was an active member of Bentley’s Family Engagement Leadership Team and a leader on the Houses initiative. During her time with the district, Ms. Chapin had a positive, lasting impact on her colleagues and students that will not be forgotten.”
Grief counseling will likely be obtainable to highschool workers, college students, and households by the district’s disaster response workforce, Smith wrote.