Cynthia L. Grayson, a science teacher at Bordentown Regional Middle School, died unexpectedly after a heart attack Dec. 5, 2018.
She taught at the school for seven years. Grayson was born in Trenton and earned a biology degree from Rider University. In addition to science and teaching, she enjoyed singing and performing, most recently with the Bridge Players of Burlington County.
Grayson is survived by her husband, William; daughter, Kristen; mother, Diana; grandmother, Marjorie; sister, Debora; aunt, Marilyn; stepdaughters Erin, Shanell and Monica; and grandson, Ja’Colby.
“She taught science with a passion and love and theatricality that inspired students to love science,” William said. “Even those kids that never thought they would.”
Grayson’s students have sent many homemade cards, posters and messages of support to her family after her death. William called the gestures “nothing short of amazing.”
Her family created the Cynthia L. Grayson Memorial School Science Fund, and its Gofundme page is currently accepting donations. William says the proceeds will go toward the purchase of equipment and supplies for the Bordentown Regional Middle School science department and to provide scholarships to Bordentown Regional School District students.
To donate, visit gofundme.com.