• We believe everyone benefits when families, schools, and the community work together! Studies show that family engagement in schools contributes to positive student outcomes, including:

    • improved student achievement
    • decreased disciplinary issues
    • improved parent-teacher and teacher-student relationships
    • and improved school environment.

    RCPS' goal is to partner with families and the community to create strong, school-based family engagement programming and meaningful relationships that support student success, opportunities, and growth.

    There are many opportunities to be engaged at both the school and division level, including PTA membership, providing input, volunteering, and more.

    Community organizations wishing to partner with Roanoke City Public Schools in support of our students should email communityengagement@rcps.info.

  • Director of Community Engagement
    Corey Allder
    (540) 853-1359 | callder@rcps.info

    Family & Community Engagement is led by:

    Kelly Sandrighe
    Kelly Sandridge
    Chief Communications & Community Engagement Officer
    (540) 853-2816  |  ksandridge@rcps.info