Faculty, staff and students at McMurray Middle School in Nashville are mourning the loss of eighth grade teacher Carol Lampley.
Lampley was killed in a single car accident just before 10 p.m. Friday night.
According to police, Lampley was traveling east on Thompson Lane near 100 Oaks Mall when her car left the road, crossed over the entrance ramp from Franklin Pike and crashed through a fence and hit a tree.
Police say there was no evidence of alcohol involved, but added Lampley was not wearing a seatbelt.
Lampley taught eighth grade Spanish, English as a Second Language and Social Studies at the area middle school.
“We will miss her presence,” said Principal T-Shaka Coverson, adding, “It is not going to be the same.”
Coverson told Nashville's News 2, Lampley was a favorite teacher among her students.
“She was very loved. She was kind hearted, always had a smile and the students gravitated towards her,” Coverson said.
The district crisis team was at McMurray Middle on Monday.
Psychologist, guidance counselors and social workers from other schools were on hand to help students and teachers deal with their grief.
Coverson says this was Lampley's first year at McMurray Middle but she had previously taught at Hunter's Lane High School.
Lampley obtained a Masters degree in Learning and Teaching from Lipscomb University in 2009.
Visitation for Lampley will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from Noon to 1 p.m. at Brentwood Hills Church of Christ.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Brentwood church.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth and their 18 month old son, Andrew.
Friends of the family have set up a fund to help the Lampley's cover expenses.