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Mrs. Marlene Dooley


        Let me first start by sharing some information about myself professionally and personally.  This is my 18th full year of teaching and my fourth year at RAMS.  I am very excited about what the school year holds!  I graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2004 and began my career with Roanoke City Public Schools. I have three children: Chase and daughter-in-law Kelsey and grandson Beckett, Colleen and son-in-law Krae and grandson Beau, and Colin who is in the United Stated Air Force Honor Guard stationed in Washington DC; and a dog named Lacey. I have been married to my husband Chuck for 35 years.  When I am not at school, I am involved in my church teaching Third and Fourth grade Sunday School and singing on the Praise Team. I love reading and working puzzles with a lot of pieces! I am a UVA fan and enjoy all kinds of sports. Most of all, I love spending time with my children and parents!

        First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning.  I am looking forward to a very exciting and productive year working with your child.  I will strive each day to make learning a fun and enriching process for your child.  However, I need your help in making this year as successful as it can be!  I believe that you and I are a team working together to help your child develop emotionally and academically.  You are the most important person in your child’s life and you are also a teacher in your child’s life.  I know if we work together and communicate, your child will have a very successful year!  Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have during the year.  I can be reached at (540) 853-2751 or [email protected]