About Robert Hoyman
Robert Hoyman is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa. His journey as a classroom teacher spanned 41 years teaching in private and public schools in Florida, California, and Virginia. Limerick Comics is his debut book. He is a member of SCBWI.
In addition to his full time teaching duties, Robert worked part time for 20 years. He coached after school athletics, rendered counseling services to children, adolescents, and their parents at a community counseling center, and worked as a competency trainer for the court system. He also served on the board of directors at the local children’s community theatre.
Robert was a teacher of the year finalist in school districts in Florida and Virginia. Additionally, he was named Virginia District 5 VFW teacher of the year in 2010.
In the classroom, on the school stage, or on the playground, Robert’s primary goal was to make learning fun. He produced and directed more than a dozen fully-staged musical plays. He co-wrote and produced a performance version of the television game show To Tell the Truth.
Additionally, Robert was once awarded a mini-grant to purchase the resources needed for his students to create animated films from their art work. He was contacted by a retiree who wished to volunteer and assist with the project. It turned out to be legendary Disney animator Fred Grable. The students loved Fred’s instruction, and were enthralled by recollections of his days working on early Disney feature films, and later television cartoon classics.
Born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, Robert grew up on the Space Coast of Florida. During his childhood, he was a witness to a host of historic launches from the Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs. He and wife Robin have two grown sons, and share their home in Melbourne, Florida with a precious pug named Gus.