NAES Statement on the Tragedy at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Florida

[New York, NY] The National Association of Episcopal Schools and Episcopal schools everywhere are praying for all the members of the Episcopal School of Jacksonville community in the wake of this afternoon’s shooting incident.

Photo of Dale E. Regan

We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of Dale Regan, head of school at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Our hearts and prayers go out to all members of that community, her family, and her friends. Dale Regan was a great leader of an Episcopal school, deeply devoted to the school that she loved and served for so long, and we have all lost a visionary educator and compassionate human being.

O, God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death, and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that your servant Dale, being raised with him, may know the strength of his presence, and rejoice in his eternal glory; who with you and the holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever, Amen. (The Book of Common Prayer, 493)

Most merciful God, whose wisdom is beyond our understanding: Deal graciously with all at Episcopal School of Jacksonville in their grief. Surround them with your love, that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss, but have confidence in your goodness, and strength to meet the days to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (The Book of Common Prayer, 494)

+ May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.