By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a missing teacher and mother of two on Staten Island.

They say 53-year-old Kara McTigue is a teacher at Public School 57, but she hasn’t been to work in several weeks because she was recovering from COVID.

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Her family says McTigue was last seen at her home in Great Kills early Wednesday morning.

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She left behind her phone and credit cards.

Her sister says McTigue was been struggling since losing her father to the coronavirus in April.

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