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Dr. Melissa McDaniel

Radford City Schools is excited to announce that Dr. Melissa McDaniel has been named as the new Assistant Superintendent for Radford City Schools.  

Dr. McDaniel comes to RCPS from Floyd County Schools where she currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent.  She brings with her a wealth of experience. She has served as a paraprofessional, special education teacher and assistant principal in Carroll County as well as a high school special education teacher/department chair and elementary principal in Floyd County.  

Dr. McDaniel also has experience with gifted education programs and federal Title IX compliance.  

"Building positive relationships is a priority for me," McDaniel said.

"I am dedicated to putting students at the center of every decision," adds McDaniel. 

Personalized learning, professional development for educators and data-driven strategies are among her strong educational beliefs.  

"I was particularly drawn to Radford City Schools because of its commitment to academic excellence, its diversity and the community involvement,"  McDaniel states.  

"As a native of Southwest Virginia, I understand the attributes of a small school division in the New River Valley."

Dr. Adam Joyce, school superintendent for Radford City, has high praise for Dr. McDaniel.  "The experience, compassion and skill set that Dr. McDaniel embodies will help this division move forward by increasing student and staff engagement and achievement. We look forward to welcoming her as our newest Bobcat!"  

"I am so excited about joining the Radford City Schools family! I cannot wait to meet the students, families, faculty, and staff and begin working together. Radford has a bright future, and I am proud to be a part of it," McDaniel said. "Go Bobcats!"

Dr. McDaniel will officially assume her new role on July 1, 2024.

Dr. McDaniel replaces Ellen Denny who will be retiring from RCPS at the end of the school year with 39 years of dedicated service in education with 26 of those years in Radford devoted to the school division and community.

2024 Parent Involvement Survey

All parents of school-aged children and youth with disabilities who receive special education services in Virginia are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE's) annual Parent Involvement Survey. The survey will remain open through December 15, 2024.

English Parent Involvement Survey.             Spanish Parent Involvement Survey
If you have questions regarding this survey process, please contact Chiquita Seaborne, via telephone, at (804) 225-3898 or via email, at [email protected].

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