Those of you who have been posting a very long time may remember the poster @slieber24. She was an American teacher who worked in the UK, in a school in Berkshire. She was a truly gifted and remarkable teacher, but had a bad experience with workplace bullying because of her activities as a union rep. She took action against her school and had it named and shamed in the House of Lords, under parliamentary privilege. She was a generous, informed and wise supporter of teachers on Workplace Dilemmas, in the days when posters had the benefit of advice from very experienced and knowledgeable senior teachers such as @Middlemarch, @TheoGriff and @oldgreywolf. She was an incredible support to me, when I went through my own devastating workplace experience. Since moving back to the States, she had a very successful teaching career. She has often been named Teacher of the Year in her schools, the last time was only back in September. She coached many students in chess, who are successful in tournaments both in her State and wider afield, sometimes against opponents from much bigger and better-resourced schools. She loved ballet and was still taking lessons, until she became ill. She was mad about her cats. And she loved coffee. Boy, did she love her coffee. She had been feeling unwell for a while and last month had the devastating diagnosis that she had a very rare and aggressive Stage 4 cancer. With her family and medical team, she chose hospice care. She recently asked to be moved to a hospice closer to her family and this has happened a couple of weeks ago. Her brother shared the following message, which I have edited, to protect their identity: "[My sister] has moved to another hospice facility safely. I believe this was her way of making a decision on her own ie, “getting the last word in.” I’m sorry to say she’s begun declining. We are requesting privacy during her last hours or day(s). We don’t know how long this stage will last, but she has begun detaching herself and preparing to leave this world. We will be providing more information when appropriate. Thank you again for your prayers and support." I am so sorry to pass on the news that slieber24 has now died. Her burial was a private affair, but there is to be a Memorial Service in her school this evening. Starbucks is donating the coffee. I am so thankful that slieber24 touched my life. Tributes have been pouring into her family from all over the world. She clearly touched a lot of other lives too and left this world a better place for her contribution to it.