Radford City Schools

Superintendent's Message

Superintendent’s Message

Welcome RCPS community to the 2018-2019 school year! As we prepare for students to return to school on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, I ask you to pay close attention to the following Open House information:


  • Open House on Monday, August 13:
  • 11:30-1:30 - Preschool/Kindergarten (McHarg)
  • 1:00-3:00 - 7th Grade Orientation (Dalton)
  • 3:00-6:00 - 1st-6th Grades (McHarg/Belle Heth)
  • 4:00-7:00 - 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades (DIS/RHS)
  • 6:00-7:00 - 9th Grade Orientation (Radford High School)


Please help us welcome an outstanding group of educators who have been reassigned or who have joined the Radford City School System Family this year:


  • School Board Office

No new or reassigned employees

  • McHarg

Deborah Reedy (Physical Education), Katelin Patnode (Physical Education), Cindy Martin (School Counselor), Erin Boyd (Cafeteria Manager), Nicole Burgard (Special Education), Savannah McBride (SEAD teacher)

  • Belle Heth

Cole Wilder (6th Grade), John Ferguson (6th Grade), Keely Baird (6th Grade), Daniela Brunner (4th Grade), Teresa Chambers (3rd Grade) Brandon Merix (3rd Grade), Katheryn Leeper (Speech and Language), Kelly McDaniel (Cafeteria), Angie McCauley, (Special Education), Kathy Calfee (Paraprofessional), Shannon Kessler (Gifted-RCPS), Suzanne Woolwine (Reading Specialist)

  • John Dalton Intermediate

Alyson Gilbert (Math), Richard Fisher (Social Studies), Katie Owens (Special Education), Eric Root (Paraprofessional), Jordan Worrell (Paraprofessional), Sandy Buettiker (Custodian), B’easy Thompson (504 Coordinator - DIS/RHS)

  • Radford High School
  • Becky Dangerfield (English), Casey Capps (Chemistry), Whitney Matlock (Math), Clark Ramsey (Math), Cindy Melton (Physical Education and Health), Angela Caldwell (Video Productions), Lucinda McDermott Piro (Theater). Glory Lovik (Cafeteria Manager), Mendy Bibb (Cafeteria)


This year, Radford City Public Schools (RCPS) will continue to focus on innovative and integrated best practice instruction for all of our students in grades prek-12. We are excited about the partnerships that we have with Radford University and Virginia Tech in the areas of cyber-security, integrated and STEAM education, health sciences, and specialized education training.

We are also in the second year of researching an innovative scheduling design at John Dalton and Radford High School and plan to have a recommendation to the school board by early October. Staff, students, parents and community members will be included in the scheduling redesign process. Schedules being considered will be available for your preview at the 8th-12th grade Open House.


On behalf of RCPS, I hope everyone has had a restful, exciting and fun filled summer break. We look forward to a meaningful year as we set forth to meet our mission of Excellence in Education…Every Student, Every Day!



Robert F. Graham

Robert F. Graham