Roberts, Linwood L.

August 30, 2009

L oving husband, father and educator. LINWOOD ROBERTS, a native of Talbot County, passed peacefully on August 27, 2009, after a two year battle with cancer at his home in Baltimore County. Linwood attended Morgan State College receiving a BS Degree in Elementary Education, a Masters Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in School Improvement Leadership from Goucher College. Within the Baltimore City School System, he taught for eleven years, served as an Educational Specialist where he trained elementary language arts teachers. He was appointed principal to Lyndhurst Elementary for five years, Montebello Elementary of one year and nine months at Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School. From 1992 to 1998, Linwood worked within the system's Human Resources Department as Director I in charge of Employment and Placement and as Director III, supervising the personnel services staff including those responsible for recruiting, hiring, promotion, benefits and payroll for more than 12,000 employees. Overseeing the management of 30 schools from grades K-12 in the school system's southern area, Linwood was appointed Executive Assistant to the Area Executive Officer and later served as Area School Improvement Coordinator. After serving the Baltimore City School System for more than 32 years. Linwood retired in January 2005. Linwood's entrepreneurial spirit and meticulous nature led him to start his own successful cleaning business aptly named Mr. Meticulous. Later ventures included a vending business and the management of Natural Freedom, a local club band. Linwood was also an avid reader, loved sports and a financial enthusiast. Surviving are his wife of 34 years, the former Elaine Jeffers; one son, Nicholas L. Roberts; mother, Gracie I Wilson of St. Michaels, MD; three brothers; one sister and one granddaughter. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 3,2 009, 1 P.M at Ray of Hope Baptist Church, 3000 Parkside Drive in

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