W.E. Cundiff Elementary welcomes several new staff members this year, including (front row left to right) Sindy Presley, Jessica Duffy, Becca Bays, Jessica Brookshier, and (back row) Angie Purcell, Rebecca Ayers, Whitney Yost, Calena Wagoner, Nola Causey, and Allison Hankins. Not shown: School Nurse Julia Webster.
The congregation of Lynn Haven Baptist Church treated W.E. Cundiff families and staff to hot dogs, Sno-Cones, and more at their “Meet and Greet” on August 9. Pastor Jason Hay and his wife Tiffany are shown serving up the Sno-Cones.

Angie Purcell now teaches first grade at WEC. She grew up in Martinsville but has lived in Roanoke for 16 years. She graduated from Radford University with a degree in Elementary Education, certified to teach grades K-5. She has eight years of teaching experience.

She spent several years as a “stay-at-home” mom and taught in Botetourt County and at Roanoke Catholic prior to accepting the job at WEC. Purcell says she wanted to work for Roanoke County Schools and was fortunate to be offered a position at Cundiff, which is close to her home in Bonsack.

“I am happy to be at Cundiff because I feel very connected to…



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