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Portland Teacher Remembered After Fatal Crash


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A 57-year-old man who officials say was killed Saturday morning in a car accident on I-96 near Kent is being remembered by his community as a man who truly loved and cared for his students.

Brad Foltz was a technology teacher at Portland High School, and has worked with the district for more than 10 years, according to the superintendent. "He changed careers later in life, went back to school and got his teaching degree while he was working here as a teacher's aide for years," says Portland Superintendent Charles Dumas. "I always had the utmost respect for someone that makes a mid-career change like that to do what he loves."

Those in the community say he was also an active part of the sports department, and was always willing to give a helping hand when needed. "Brad was very much the hart and soul of Portland High School. He was a friend to all. He befriended everyone," says Dumas. "He was a shining star in our constellation here at the Portland Public Schools, and he will be sincerely missed."

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