Tammy Fox, an assistant cheer coach at , passed away Sunday from natural causes, Principal Lisa Hechtman told the school community Monday in an email.
Hechtman called Fox a "vibrant staff member" of the school community and said that a moment of silence was observed Monday morning to remember her.
The school had counselors on campus to help anyone who needs assistance. School officials on Sunday met with the cheer squad members, families and the two other cheer coaches.
In an evening email note to the school community, Hechtman thanked people for their support, thoughtfulness and wishes. Fox, Hechtman said, was a 30-year-old attorney in the area.
Hechtman added that Fox "was so excited about giving back and contributing to the district who had launched her on her way. We were truly lucky to be on the receiving end of her generous spirit and enthusiasm for sharing what enjoyment and leadership qualities cheerleading could bring for the student-athletes involved in the program.
"She was a positive role model for our young people as a alumnus of the ISD (she graduated from Liberty High School) and for what it means to be a member of the community. Tammy will undoubtedly be missed."
In January, the school's two cheer squads received two first place honors in the state cheerleading championships in Everett. In February, the school sent cheer squad members to the national championships in Florida.
Here is Hechtman's full note from Monday morning to the school community:
"It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that our Assistant Cheer Coach Tammy Fox passed away yesterday of natural causes. We met last night with the Cheer Squad, families, and coaching staff. This morning, we communicated the news to the rest of our staff and students, taking a moment of silence this morning to remember this vibrant staff member.
Counselors are available to assist students who may struggle with this news or with other grief that may arise from our sharing this information.
Right now, our thoughts are with Tammy’s immediate family and her extended cheer family as they grieve. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and care of our students during this time."
Editor's note: This story has been revised since it was originally published to include additional comments from the Skyline High School principal.