ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – This past week, the Roanoke County School Board announced several new positions within the district.
Jessica Yates will serve as the new assistant principal at William Byrd Middle School.
Yates has ten years of instructional experience at Botetourt County Schools. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Hollins University, a master’s degree in teaching from Mary Baldwin University and a certificate in administration and supervision from Longwood University.
Josh Noell returns to Cave Spring High School as the new dean of students, beginning on July 1.
Noell joined Roanoke County Schools in 2012 as an instructional assistant at CSHS and became a special education teacher in 2013. In 2019, he became the special education coordinator for Hidden Valley High School. Noell has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in special education from Radford University and has an education specialist’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech.
Also, Tammy O’Dom has been selected as the new dean of students at Glenvar High School, beginning on July 1.
O’Dom joined Roanoke County Schools in 2009 as a teacher at Glenvar High School and has been at the school ever since. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Virginia Tech. She will complete her certificate in educational leadership at James Madison University in June.
Lastly, Christal Waggoner has been named as the new dean of students for Hidden Valley High School.
Waggoner joined Roanoke County Schools in 2000 as a teacher at Cave Spring High School after teaching at Roanoke Valley Christian School for two years. In 2002, she moved to Hidden Valley High School where she has been teaching since. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Liberty University.