Jeffrey Mayer, who taught in 's communication arts division since August 1998, died Monday.
Mayer, 50, taught sophomore and senior students through the courses Sophomore English and World Masterpieces. He also was one of the communication arts division’s core leaders.
Stevenson spokesman Jim Conrey said he could not comment on the cause of Mayer's death.
In a joint statement, District 125 Superintendent Eric Twadell and Principal John Carter said:
“Jeff's passing is a great loss to our school. He inspired many students and easily connected with all students. In June, Jeff addressed the Class of 2011 after having been recognized as one of the teachers who had a profound impact on the members of the senior class. All of us were fortunate to have known him. We have been very lucky to have Jeff on our staff for the past 13 years. He will be missed.”
The school will offer grief counseling to students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Principal’s Conference Room (Room 3046), located at the circle driveway entrance and just west of the Performing Arts Center. Stevenson families were notified of the sessions Tuesday via email.
A memorial service for Mayer will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette.