Robert WatersRobert Waters (1835–1910) was an American educator and author born in Scotland. In 1842, he moved to Canada, where his mother taught him to read and write. He worked as a type setter, and moved to the United States in 1851.
In 1862 he traveled to France where he worked in a printing office for a short period before beginning his career in education. He then moved to Germany to further his education, teaching English and French for four years there.
In 1868 he accepted an appointment back in the United States at Hoboken Catholic Academy in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1883, he became the first principal of West Hoboken Public School, which today is known as Emerson Middle School in Union City, New Jersey.
Robert Waters School in Union City is named after him. Provided by Wikipedia