Employee Service Awards
Posted on 02/17/2020
Service Awards Graphic with a trophy and the RCPS logoBravo!  Each year, Roanoke City Public Schools honors staff members for their years of service to the District.  250 employees are being honored this year, including sixteen who have worked for RCPS for more than 35 years!  Each employee receives a special pin and our gratitude for serving the children of Roanoke City.

Schools are holding special ceremonies to honor these outstanding individuals.  Below are pictures from these events.  We will update this page regularly. 


Mollie Deberry of Lucy Addison MiddleMollie Deberry of Lucy Addison Middle has worked for Roanoke City Public Schools for 35 years


Benjamin Addison of Lucy Addison MiddleBenjamin Addison of Lucy Addison Middle is celebrating his 20th anniversary with Roanoke City Schools


Brian Kreppeneck of Lucy Addison MIddleBrian Kreppeneck of Lucy Addison Middle has been with the District for five years


Johnay Lee of Lucy Addison MIddleJohnay Lee of Lucy Addison Middle is celebrating her 5th anniversary with Roanoke City Schools


Liz Gunter of Virginia Heights ElementaryLiz Gunter has been working at Virginia Heights Elementary for 28 years


Jeanine Holt of Virginia HeightsJeanine Holt of Virginia Heights Elementary is celebrating her 20th anniversary with the school system


Amy Lynn Proffitt of Virginia HeightsAmy Lynn Proffitt of Virginia Heights Elementary has been with the District for twenty years


Caroline Eschenbach of Virginia HeightsCaroline Eschenbach of Virginia Heights Elementary is celebrating her 5th anniversary


Casey Deacon of Virginia HeightsCasey Deacon of Virginia Heights Elementary has been with Roanoke City Schools for five years


Paul French of Virginia Heights ElementaryPaul French, a.k.a The Music Man, has been with the District for five years.  He teaches music at Virginia Heights and Morningside Elementary Schools


Elizabeth Klein of William Fleming H.S.Elizabeth Klein of William Fleming High School has been with the District for five years


Sharon Kojo of William FlemingSharon Kojo of William Fleming High School is celebrating her 15th year with the District


Mark Hutton of William FlemingMark Hutton of William Fleming High School has been with Roanoke City Public Schools for 25 years


Anna Custalow of William FlemingAnna Custalow of William Fleming High School is celebrating five years of service


Elizabeth Gillespie of William FlemingElizabeth Gillespie of William Fleming High School has been with the District for ten years


Sarah Caldwell of William FlemingSarah Caldwell of William Fleming High School is celebrating her fifth year with Roanoke City Schools


Melissa Fernatt of William FlemingMelissa Fernatt of William Fleming High School has been with the District for ten years


Melissa Poff of William FlemingMelissa Poff of William Fleming High School is celebrating fifteen years with Roanoke City Schools


Jennifer McMains of FlemingJennifer McMains of William Fleming High School has been with Roanoke City Schools for fifteen years


Toni Jewell of William FlemingToni Jewell of William Fleming High School is celebrating 20 years of service


Barbara Lynch of Woodrow WilsonBarbara Lynch of Woodrow Wilson Middle has been with the District for 35 years


June Massey of Woodrow WilsonJune Massey of Woodrow Wilson Middle is going strong after 35 years with Roanoke City Schools


Frances Driscoll of Woodrow WilsonFrances Driscoll of Woodrow Wilson Middle is celebrating her 10th anniversary with the school system


Bridgette Bentley of Woodrow WilsonBridgette Bentley of Woodrow Wilson Middle has been with the District for ten years


Veronica Bandy of Woodrow WilsonRachel Clemons of Woodrow Wilson Middle is celebrating her 5th anniversary with Roanoke City Schools


Jason Long of WilsonJason Long of Woodrow Wilson Middle is celebrating his 5th anniversary with the school system


David Witt of Woodrow WilsonDavid Witt of Woodrow Wilson Middle has been with Roanoke City Schools for five years


Four teachers from Noel Taylor AcademyRepresenting Noel Taylor Learning Academy are (left to right) Paul Bielema (15 years), Lauren Jones (5 years), Jessie Hale (15 years), and Elizabeth Williams (25 years)


Patricia Iler of Patrick Henry H.S.Patricia Ilder of Patrick Henry High School is celebrating five years of service


Michael Havens and Jonathan MurrillMichael Havens (left) has been with the District for ten years.  Jonathan Murrill is celebrating five years of service.  Both work at Patrick Henry High School


Che'ree WileyChe-ree Wiley of Patrick Henry High School has been with Roanoke City Schools for five years


Patty SheedyPatty Sheedy of Patrick Henry High School has been with the District for three decades



Dennis TaylorDennis Taylor of Patrick Henry High School is celebrating ten years of service


Ann JonesAnn Jones of Patrick Henry High School is doing strong after 30 years with the District


Stewart ColleyStewart Colley of Patrick Henry High School is celebrating 15 years of service



David HiggsDavid Higgs of Patrick Henry High School has been with Roanoke City Schools for 15 years


Chris DowdyChris Dowdy of Patrick Henry High School has been with RCPS for 15 years


Nicole Doherty of Patrick HenryNicole Doherty of Patrick Henry High School has been with the District for 15 years


Kathy Duncan, Nancy Smith, and Eric LearRepresenting ROTEC are (left to right) Kathy Duncan (20 years), Michelle Smith (5 years), and Eric Lear (20 years)


Karen SnyderKaren Snyder of Technology is celebrating 30 years of service


Victoria MannsVictoria Manns of James Breckinridge Middle has been with RCPS for 15 years


Anne SpharAnne Sphar of James Breckinridge Middle has served for 25 years


Elizabeth BiasElizabeth Bias of James Breckinridge Middle is celebrating her 15th year with the District


Noel LindNoel Lind of James Breckinridge Middle has been with RCPS for ten years


Bryan AshfordBryan Ashford of James Breckinridge Middle is celebrating his 5th year with the District


James SmithJames Smith of James Breckinridge Middle has served for five years


Leslie BarrettLeslie Barrett of James Breckinridge Middle is celebrating her 5th year with RCPS


Courtney KnoxCourtney Knox of James Breckinridge Middle has served for ten years


Frank TyreeFrank Tyree of Garden City Elementary is celebrating his 5th anniversary with RCPS


Melissa DeckMelissa Deck of Garden City Elementary has been working for RCPS for 20 years


Tracy GordonTracy Gordon of Garden City Elementary has worked for the District for a decade


Marlo FergusonMarlo Ferguson of Garden City Elementary has been with RCPS for 15 years


Wanda Dalton of James Breckinridge MiddleWanda Dalton of James Breckinridge Middle is celebrating 25 years of service


Karen PateKaren Pate of James Madison Middle has been with RCPS for 30 years


Tammie StanleyTammie Stanley of James Madison Middle is celebrating her 25th year


Andrew haleAndrew Hale of James Madison Middle has been with RCPS for 15 years


Howard GoldbergHoward Goldberg of James Madison Middle is celebrating 15 years of service


Jacqueline MitchellJacqueline Mitchell of James Madison Middle has been with the Division for a decade


Matthew KlumppJames Klumpp of James Madison Middle has been with RCPS for five years


Lynsey O'DellLynsey O'Dell of James Madison Middle is celebrating five years of service


Gloria WilliamsGloria Williams of the Warehouse has worked for RCPS for 30 years


Julie DrewryJulie Drewry of Teaching and Learning is going strong after 25 years


Dana FizerDana Fizer of Data & Analysis has been with RCPS for 25 years


Kari WoodKari Wood of Fiscal Services has served the Division for 25 years


Michael HusawMichael Husaw of the Warehouse is celebrating his 10th year


Anthony DrakefordAnythony Drakeford of Teaching and Learning has been with the District for five years


Tony SandsTony Sands of Security has been with RCPS for five years


FL SLoughFL Slough of Athletics is celebrating his 5th year


Michael TrussellMichael Trussell of Data & Analysis is celebrating his 5th year with the Division


Lisa KornegayLisa Kornegay of Teaching and Learning has served for five years


Principal Wright and Ms. Thompson of Lincoln TerraceStacie Wright (20 years) and Kurrai Thompson (25 years) of Lincoln Terrace Elementary


Gretchen JensenGretchen Jensen of Crystal Spring Elementary is celebrating 25 years of service


Charles RichardsCharles Richards of Crystal Spring Elementary has been with RCPS for 35 years


Wade WhiteheadWade Whitehead of Crystal Spring Elementary is celebrating 25 years with the District


Melissa ShortenMelissa Shorten of Crystal Spring Elementary has served for 20 years


Dolores HurdDolores Hurd of Crystal Spring Elementary has been with RCPS for five years



Violet SumnerViolet Sumner of Roanoke Academy is celebrating 15 years with Roanoke City Schools


HHunter BarberHunter Barber is going strong after 30 years with the District


Leslie CapitoLeslie Capito with Roanoke Academy has been with RCPS for twenty years



Marlene DooleyMarlene Dooley of Roanoke Academy is celebrating 15 years with the District



Lesley ThomasLesley Thomas of Roanoke Academy has been with RCPS for 15 years


Lanette EzellLanette Ezell of Monterey Elementary is going strong after 30 years


Katrenna Sandy Katrenna Sandy of Monterey Elementary has served for ten years


Susan JolleySusan Jolley of Monterey Elementary is celebrating her 5th anniversary


Christopher PollardChris Pollard of Monterey Elementary has served for five years


Ryann DeanRyann Dean of Monterey Elementary has served for five years



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