Centennial’s Working killed in April 29 automobile accident
By Traci Chapman
Mustang Public School District is mourning one of its own, after a Centennial teacher lost her life in an April 29 automobile accident.
A woman with an infectious smile and boundless enthusiasm, Kasey Working was an inspiration to all who worked with her, educators at Mustang Centennial and Lakehoma elementary schools said via phone and in social media posts.
“This girl right here changed so many lives – she will never know the impact she had on so many,” Centennial Principal Molly Wilson stated on Facebook.” I will forever be grateful to you, Kasey Working, for the love you brought to my building – you are missed in such a deep and heartbreaking way that cannot be filled.”
Working joined Centennial in 2019, after teaching at both Prairie View and Lakehoma, Mustang communications director Kirk Wilson said Friday. She worked as a special education teacher and resource teacher for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade and was in her seventh year of teaching for the district, according to the Centennial educator information page she updated at the start of the school year.
Originally from Union City, Working was married more than seven years to her husband, Carson, and the couple had three children, two boys and an infant girl. She loved the Sooners and the Thunder, she told families on her teacher page.
A memorial fund was established at BancFirst for Working’s family by her brother; anyone wishing to donate to that effort may do so at any BancFirst location. The account is listed as “Michael Gatz for Kasey Working,” and the account number is 4428023172. All funds would go to Carson Working and the couple’s children, officials said.
District officials said Friday school counselors would be available for students and staff as needed. Other resources were also available for anyone who wanted or needed them, Kirk Wilson said. Those include:
- National Parent Hotline – 1-855-427-2736
- ChildHelp Hotline – 1-800-4-A-Child
“Please keep this family and our schools in your thoughts and prayers as we all deal with this tragedy,” he said.