DAPSS Teacher Mark Giansanti Passes Away

Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security lost one of their own yesterday.  Mark Giansanti, a history teacher at the New Castle charter school, passed away.  The school released the following post on their Facebook account today.

To the Parents and Guardians of Academy Cadets:

The entire Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security staff and cadet body experienced a sudden and shocking loss on Monday, February 12th 2018. We were all saddened to learn of the death of one of our own, Staff Member Mark Giansanti. Mr. Giansanti passed away after a brief illness. Mr. G. as he was commonly known, was an exceptional teacher, colleague, mentor and friend who lived and loved all things history, especially military history. He will always be remembered as a man who valued education and expected the very best from all of his students in the classroom and in life. Mark was especially fond of the bond that he had with the members of the Tactical Operations Command for which he was an advisor.

The Academy will pull together and provide one another with support, guidance and an opportunity to grieve. At this moment of loss, we need to be here for each other and ask that everyone be considerate and supportive of one another as we deal with our loss. Grief counselors are being provided during Academy hours for cadets and staff members alike, providing emotional support and guidance. The Academy requests that our entire body keep Mark Giansanti, his children, his family, his loved ones and friends in their thoughts.

In Memoriam

July 5th 1963 – February 12th 2018

Mark Giansanti

The charter school, currently under formal review, has a public hearing this evening as part of that review.  It would be my hope the Delaware Dept. of Education reschedules this in light of the passing of this much-loved teacher.