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Students, staff remember Bixby teacher killed in crash

Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 19:49:44-04

GROVE, Okla. — Many gathered at the First United Methodist Church in Grove to say goodbye to Maggie DuBois. She was killed in a car accident in Bixby Thursday night.

DuBois was a teacher at Central Elementary School in Bixby. The district's superintendent, Rob Miller, says she was known for her kind personality.

"She was just one of those bubbly, energetic, enthusiastic teachers who loved what they did," Miller said. "And she came to school everyday, loved interacting with her kids, loved giving those hugs, loved giving those high-fives."

DuBois also taught at Jenks and Broken Arrow. Several of her former students attended the funeral saying they remember her for being a teacher who was always there for them.

"She came to our sporting events and she came to birthday parties for us," her students said. "She let us do a lot of activities. She was so sweet and she was really fun and let us do a lot of really fun things and all that."

Miller said this loss will leave a hole at Central Elementary School, but the staff will come together.

"They are so supportive of each other," he said. "And they truly will love each other through this. And we're confident in that. And again, we're very sad today at the loss of Maggie. She was a wonderful teacher. It's going to be impossible to fill her spot, but we'll manage our way through it."

Grief counselors will be on hand Wednesday for students and staff.

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