It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the untimely passing of one of Skyline’s wonderful foundation supporters, Debbie Locco, in a tragic cycling accident on Sunday 24 May. In one of life’s bitter twists of fate, it follows the untimely death of her husband Frank Locco almost four years ago, following a sea diving accident.
Debbie and her husband Frank Locco were foundation companion teachers and enthusiastic supporters of their Skyline students from the earliest days of Skyline. Debbie was the Campus Principal at Keysborough College and then South Oakleigh College.
Frank and Debbie honoured their students in the Skyline journey by being present at all the major program milestones with their students, supporting them in a very tangible way. They helped us to define the characteristics of the ideal companion teacher by being exemplary in their care for their students. Their legacy lives on in Skyline in both the standards they set for companion teachers and in the VCE students they supported, who are still demonstrating leadership and courage in the Skyline alumni today.
Debbie and Frank will be remembered by their Skyline family as being wonderful human beings, committed to students first, and they will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege to know them.
On behalf of the board, our patrons and Ambassador, the CEO and staff and students and the wider Skyline community, I offer our heartfelt condolences in particular to their three children, Kate, Michael and David, and their teaching colleagues in Victoria. This is a further devastating loss that will be felt by a whole community who knew them.
Skyline Education Foundation Australia