Jason Rapp

On the passing of Heather Hulsey

Arts teacher perishes in aviation tragedy


Official Statement from the S.C. Arts Commission

The South Carolina Arts Commission notes with sadness the tragic passing last week of Heather Hulsey, a middle school arts teacher in Spartanburg County School District Six.

According to media reports, the airplane carrying Hulsey, her husband, and her brother and his girlfriend was involved in a midair collision with another aircraft in Alaska. Seven people died, and there were no survivors.

In noting her passing, the South Carolina Art Education Association called her a “great art educator, member, and friend.” District Six Superintendent Dr. Darryl Owings, in a statement, called the tragedy “beyond words” and that Hulsey was an inspiring teacher, well-loved by the Dawkins Middle School community.

The commission board of directors and staff offer our most sincere condolences to Hulsey’s family, students, colleagues, and the community of arts educators throughout the state during this time.

An obituary is not available at the time of publication.



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