WETHERSFIELD, CT (WFSB) – Wethersfield High School is mourning the loss of beloved teacher.

Andrew Nicholas spent two decades educating Wethersfield’s children.

“He certainly made his mark, was inclusive of everyone and he definitely had an indelible mark on Wethersfield,” said Superintendent Michael Emmett, Wethersfield Schools.

School officials say Nicholas, who spent 20 years educating the students who walked the walls of Wethersfield High School, died suddenly over the weekend. The impact of the news rippled across the town.

“You’re talking generations of lives. He’s been here for 20 years, so you have 20 years of students who had the opportunity to share in his life and that carries forward in the community,” said Gary Evans, Wethersfield Town Manager.

Nicholas, who many called “Mr. Nick”, taught English and drama. His first five years were spent in Windsor Locks, but the majority of his contributions were made to Wethersfield and they went beyond the classroom and into the real world.

“He was the guru for international trips. He provided our students with great experiences throughout Europe,” Emmett said.

Most recently, Nicholas proposed a trip to Greece for students. It’s unclear if that will go on.

Counselors are on site and will be at the school as needed.

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