Willow School creates scholarship to honor teacher who died in collision with MARTA bus
Robert Boyd Jr., 26, died on Jan. 1 when his vehicle struck a MARTA bus head on.
He was a teacher at the Willow School and was loved by the teachers and parents there. Now the school and its foundation have created a scholarship in Boyd’s honor.
“Robert Boyd, Jr. (aka Mr. Rob) was a wonderful man, a loyal friend, a dedicated educator and as mischievous as any of the young children that he taught in his pre-k class,” a spokesperson for the school said. “He had a twinkle in his eye, a sparkle in his smile and he lit up any room that he entered. His teaching career was brief, but in the three short years that he spent as an educator he touched many, many lives. We believe that he would have made the world a better place for thousands upon thousands of children and families if he had been able to continue his career.
“To honor Rob’s legacy, the Willow Foundation, in partnership with the Willow School, has created the Robert Boyd, Jr. Scholarship Fund. This fund will support the recipient with a full tuition scholarship for the duration of their early childhood education at the Willow School. We will award the scholarship for the 2018-19 school year to a 3-year-old child for the preschool class and a guaranteed spot the following year for the pre-k class. Please join us in honoring Robert Boyd and his passion for education. Every child deserves the opportunity grow, learn, be inspired and inspire others. With your help we can continue to support children and families in Rob’s memory by providing quality early childhood education – and inspiration.”
To learn more about the scholarship, click here.