Valerie Fata taught special education in Queens for 40 years.
The Floral Park, Long Island, resident retired but missed teaching so much that she went back to it.
Fata was teaching students from home when she became ill.
She was taken to Winthrop Hospital and placed on a ventilator passed away on April 11 at the age of 66.
So far, 63 Department of Education employees have died from coronavirus.
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