Meet the Administrators

2020 - 21 administrative team


Katherine Duncan


Welcome to Round Hill Elementary! I am honored and excited to be your new principal for the 2019-2020 school year. Round Hill is an excellent school with a history of academic success. We are committed to maintaining our accreditation in all academic areas, as well as for student attendance. Parents, we welcome your participation in school activities. A strong partnership between home and school is essential for helping our students reach their greatest potential. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns by calling 540-853-2756 or emailing me at

About Me

I am originally from Virginia Beach and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in psychology (go Hoos!). Before coming to Round Hill, I was the assistant principal at James Madison Middle School for several years. I came to education through Teach for America, teaching special education in a high-needs charter school in Washington, DC while obtaining my M.Ed. in special education through George Mason University. I have also taught at a rural middle school in Greene County, Virginia, and at William Fleming here in Roanoke. I earned my degree in Administration and Supervision through U.Va. Other than education, I love hiking, UVA sports (especially basketball), traveling, and spending time with my family.



Mr. Tommy Bishop
Assistant Principal

Tommy Bishop

Welcome to Round Hill Elementary. It is a pleasure to come back to Roanoke City Public Schools and serve as one of the Assistant Principals at Round Hill. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Wesleyan College and a Master of Arts degree from Hollins University. I received my endorsement in Administration and Supervision in 2016 and am excited to explore the avenues of administration at Round Hill after 12 years of teaching and coaching which includes 2 years in Alternative Education, 3 years at James Breckinridge Middle School in Roanoke City, and 7 years at Read Mountain Middle School in Botetourt County. Prior to teaching, I spent 10 years in the military as a proud member of the United States Navy. I am committed to achieving excellence in the classroom and making sure the school provides a safe and secure learning environment.    


Caroline Williams
Assistant Principal

Caroline Williams

I am so excited to be joining Round Hill as your new assistant principal. This will be my 13th year in education. I received my undergraduate degree from Radford University in Interdisciplinary Studies and immediately began teaching at Goodview Elementary in Bedford County. In 2017, I received my graduate degree from Virginia Tech in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and decided to make the switch to Roanoke City Public Schools. The past two years I have served as a classroom teacher and most recently the instructional coach at Hurt Park Elementary. I love working in Roanoke City, and I am so grateful to be working at such an amazing school. Go Rockets!



Kirsten Coles
Instructional Coach

Kirsten Coles

I am so thrilled to be the new Instructional Coach here at Round Hill Elementary School. I have spent the last 6 years working for Roanoke City Public Schools, with the last 4 years at Monterey Elementary School as a 5th grade teacher. I am a proud product of Roanoke City Public Schools as a former student of Westside Elementary, Ruffner Middle and William Fleming High School. I received my undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and I am currently finishing my graduate program at Liberty University and seeking my endorsement in administration. I absolutely love working with students and families to build relationships that help in the educational process. It is my goal this year to be a strong support for our teachers and staff members while they continue to strive the be the best educators they can be. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have. | 540.853.2756