Mrs. Marianne Jordan, President

Roanoke BOE member since: 2011

Educational Philosophy: "The children are our future! We must train a child in the way he should go. When he/she is older, he/she will not depart from it because the foundation will have been laid."


Ms. Rosalyn Houston, Vice President

Roanoke BOE member since: 2014

Educational Philosophy: "I believe that we can no longer view education in the traditional sense of the word. Teaching cannot be limited to the older method of delivering information from teachers to students. An atmosphere of learning must be established where students are encouraged to discover, explore, and challenge information presented while incorporating the technology of today. In other words, the primary goal of education should be to help facilitate students into being a teacher of themselves. I believe this form of learning would help students realize who they are, what they want, and what they need to be successful."


Mr. Tim Hall

Roanoke BOE member since: 2008

Educational Philosophy: "We as parents, educators and board members must provide our children with a safe and conducive learning environment. I believe learninig is a life long process. We must challenge them to meet their full potential educationally so they will be successful in life."

Mr. Steve Burns

Roanoke BOE member since: 2012

Educational Philosophy: "I believe that the children of Roanoke City Schools are our future. Each student from kindergarten through twelfth grade needs a secure, caring, stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. The One to One initiative, as well as the teaching of 21st Century Student Skills will be a tremendous asset to our students. There are many great things happening in Roanoke City Schools and I am honored to serve on the board and continue the wonderful legacy of education for which this school system is known!"

Mrs. Lisa Reed

Roanoke BOE member since: 2015

Educational Philosophy: "Schools today are no longer tasked with simply providing students with the fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, schools must develop students who can compete academically, technologically and globally with students from around the world. As a Roanoke City School board member, it is my mission to help our schools provide a safe learning environment that goes beyond the typical classroom lecture to allow students to experience hands-on technology as well as extended learning environments such as the Outdoor Education Center. It is my belief that education must impact the student in a way that expands their minds, encourages their creativity, and prepares them to accomplish great things for themselves and the world around them."