The Carrollton Exempted Village School District is mourning the loss of a beloved educator. 

Carrollton’s Director of Programs, Ed Robinson, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning after a massive heart attack, according to the district's Facebook page. He was 58. 

Robinson, a member of the Carrollton School District since 2012, was a leading force in many modern innovations in Carroll County in recent years.

In a statement posted to the school district’s Facebook page, they called Robinson “a fierce advocate for children.” They said he was instrumental in "the development of the county’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fueling station, the planning of the 6-12 building, the future sidewalk expansion on Route 332, and much more."

Robinson served as principal of Toronto High School from 2010-2012. He was also inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Ed was also a member of the Barberton Sports Hall of Fame. Serving as the baseball coach from 1991-95, he compiled a record of 142-58. During his time there, he won five district titles and a state finals berth. 

"Ed was a valued employee and trusted friend, and we are devastated by his loss," the district wrote on their Facebook page. "We extend our sincerest sympathy to his children and family."