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Death of beloved Monroe teacher shocks district
German teacher Kristin (Bieneman) Bansley suddenly died Aug. 18 at age 53
Michelle Rossing, left, Kristin Bansley, center, and Alla Schwartz participated in a dress up day to support Ukrain earlier this year. Bansley died suddenly on Aug. 18.
MONROE — For more than two decades Kristin (Bieneman) Bansley worked for the School District of Monroe as a foreign language teacher, and, most recently, the Gifted and Talented program coordinator. On Aug. 18, just two weeks before classes were to resume this fall, Frau Bansley, as she was known by many of her former German students, died suddenly. She was 53.