School district navigating conversation about grief with children after death of principal

Principal Brian Koland's family gave the district permission to share that he died by suicide.
By: | October 14, 2021

It hasn’t been a typical start to the week at Edgerton Elementary school in Minnesota.

“We learned of Brian’s death on Sunday, late afternoon,” Roseville Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Jenny Loeck said.

Loeck said Edgerton Elementary School Principal Brian Koland had died by suicide.

Principal Koland’s family gave the district permission to openly talk about the circumstances of his death.

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