Linda Greenberg passes away

After a battle with cancer, long-time teacher and Department Chair of Special Education in the Fairfax County Public Schools Linda Greenberg, recently passed away in February.

Greenberg was afflicted with an extremely aggressive cancer that took her life at the age of 63. To honor her life and her work done at the school, a dedication ceremony for her memorial stone will be held outside of the school on Tuesday, June 11th at 2:45 p.m. in the front. Her stone will be placed next to the memorial stone of Angela Weikert, another Special Education teacher who passed away a few years back.

Special education teacher Cynthia Recca said Greenberg “truly deserves to be honored.”

At the ceremony, members of the Robinson community and Greenberg’s family will gather to honor her life.

Greenberg started working with Fairfax County Public Schools in 1979 and at Robinson in 1984. She had two sons, two step-daughters, and a husband.

“She was such a good natured person,” said sub-school secretary Pam Hickenbotham. “She never complained and was always willing to help others.”

Greenberg was a teacher and later Department Chair of Special Education at the school. Since then, the school has been looking to find a way to honor Greenberg’s work in the special education department.

This year, the yearbook even dedicated a section to Greenberg mentioning her talents in the classroom and as the department chair in the school.

Many can agree that Greenberg was a fine addition to our school and the special education program.

“She was the best person I have ever worked for,” said special education teacher Nancy Barbour. “She was always ready to lend a helping hand or a warm heart.”

Many teachers at the school include that Greenberg taught them many valuable lessons while teaching at the school.

Greenberg was seen not only as a co-worker but also a dear friend to many of the employees and administration at Robinson, who remember her as a caring and warm person.

“Her unique sense of humor set others at ease,” said special education teacher Debby Daniels. “She provided leadership, advice, and encouragement to her colleagues.”