Teachers set up Go Fund Me page for Troy Moran’s daughters

April 30, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor

HART — Some Montague teachers have set up a Go Fund Me for Hart High School Principal Troy Moran’s daughters, Elle and Reagan.

Moran died unexpectedly over the weekend from a heart attack while out on a run, and the community is mourning the tragic loss. He previously was the high school principal at Montague Area Public Schools.

Cara Kriesel, who organized the Go Fund Me page, said she had known Moran most her life both personally and professionally. They were colleagues at Oakridge Public Schools. 

“Troy was an extraordinary person who touched the lives of many,” states the Go Fund Me page. “He leaves behind a legacy of kindness, dedication, and an unwavering passion for making a difference. But most of all, he leaves behind two beautiful daughters, Elle and Reagan, who will now have to learn to live without their father. Elle and Reagan were the light of his life. He would go to the ends of the earth for his daughters, and they are now facing the unimaginable challenge of navigating life without their father’s presence and support. This sudden loss leaves a significant emotional void in their lives.

“From bringing the girls to practices, being at every sporting event, coaching and cheering them on, sunny days on the lake, spring break trips to Florida, Troy would drop everything to Elle and Rea.

“Troy wore many hats throughout his life. He had a remarkable ability to connect with everyone he met, leaving a lasting impression of kindness, humor, and genuine care. As an administrator, he was known for his strong leadership and ability to guide others. As a friend, he was always there to lend a listening ear and offer support. And as a teacher, he instilled a love of learning in his students that will stay with them forever. But first and foremost, he was a father. The girls adored him.

“This GoFundMe campaign has been created to honor Troy’s memory and support his sweet daughters during this difficult time. Donations will be used for both Elle and Reagan as they learn to navigate life without their beloved father. The funds raised will directly support his daughters in their immediate and future needs.”

“To know him is to love him,” said Kreisel in a phone interview with OCP. “He loved his girls so much. He went to every practice and he brought them to school every day. His love for them was in abundance. He was an amazing administrator. He was a great friend. His smile and his laugh — you could just feel the love he had for everybody.”

“He had such determination to share and teach. He has touched so many lives. He was such a kind person. His daughters are the absolute sweetest. I teach one of them now, and I’ve known them growing up. They’re replicas of him and hopefully they can continue to share the great stories of their dad. If anything can help them going forward with college or buying a car — lot of people want to help.

“He was a great leader, a great father, a great friend to many. He always made you feel cared for and heard.”

Here is the Go Fund Me link: https://www.Gofundme.com/f/support-elle-and-reagan-moran?attribution_id=sl:685a5e6d-d3ca-490e-9ac0-4e25c2ffb142&utm_campaign=p_cp+fundraiser-sidebar&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer


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