A memorial service is behing held this evening for a Kingsley Elementary School teacher who died this week of pancreatic cancer.

Chris Short, a fourth grade teacher at Kingsley, had worked in District 65 since 1990.

He taught at Nichols Middle School for six years, and then taught at Kingsley Elementary starting in 1996, remaining htere except for a year as interim assistant principal at Washington Elementary in 2003-04. 

The memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. at the Vineyard Christian Church, 2495 Howard St. in Evanston.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the ETHS Educational Foundation (1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston 60201) or to Foundation 65, District 65’s Educational Foundation (P.O. Box 750, Evanston 60204).

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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