Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year.  I am so excited to see you and work with your little ones! This will be my 10th year working with RCPS as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher. Prior to working for RCPS, I taught Preschool Special Education for Roanoke City Schools. I obtained both my Bachelors's and Master's degrees from Radford University as well as licensure in Early Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood Regular Education. My husband also works for RCPS as our Bobcat Athletic Trainer. We have three sons who also attend Radford City Schools.


I absolutely love my job! I am one of the luckiest people in the world. I get to come to work every day and be greeted by unconditional love, smiles, and excitement to learn. Even on hard days, seeing the progress my students make throughout the year renews my energy and keeps me coming back for more.


Rachel Waff



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Four things to remember when you are in the school building

  1. Wear your mask
  2. Wash your hands frequently
  3. Remember not to touch your face
  4. Physical Distance as best possible




Resources for at home learning for students with special needs.

Visual Schedule Resources

Social-Emotional Resources

Behavioral Resources

Academic Resources

Maintaining a Routine

Assistive Technology