Assistant principals named for WBHS and HLH

The Roanoke County School Board named new assistant principals for William Byrd High School and Herman L. Horn Elementary School at its meeting on June 12.

Alan Moore will become a new assistant principal at WBHS. He first joined Roanoke County Public Schools in 2011 as a math teacher at Cave Spring High School where he taught for six years. Before that, he taught math at Lord Botetourt for one year.  In the fall of 2017 he moved to William Byrd High School as testing coordinator.

Moore is a graduate of Cave Spring High School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Roanoke College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Radford University. He played baseball at CSHS and Roanoke College.

Moore grew up attending Vinton Baptist Church and serves as the student ministry director for Fellowship Community Church and as the Life Group Coordinator.

Theresa Kabath has been named as the new assistant principal at Herman L. Horn Elementary. She takes the place of Leanne Leftwich, who was named principal at Bonsack Elementary at a previous board meeting.

Prior to joining Roanoke County Public Schools, Kabath worked in Pulaski County and Roanoke City for 10 years and has also worked at Virginia Western Community College.

In 2017 she became a school counselor for Fort Lewis and Mason’s Cove Elementary Schools.

Kabath holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Radford University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Development from Radford. She is also certified in Educational Leadership.

New assistant principals were also named for the Burton Center for Arts and Technology (Melanie Fisher who taught at WBMS for five years from 2001 to 2005), Penn Forest Elementary (Elizabeth Vaught-Jenkins), Oak Grove Elementary (Jennifer Gravely), and Green Valley Elementary (Valerie Close).

“I’m very pleased that we have a new group of leaders coming to our schools,” said Roanoke County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Greg Killough.  “These individuals have a wealth of expertise to bring to their respective schools and I know they will be welcome additions to the staff at each school.”

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