Teacher Feature: Miss Darlene E. Roach


Darlene Roach has worked at FCS since 2012. Initially an executive assistant, part-time teacher and events coordinator, she now teaches full time. She teaches ESL Science, ESL Speech and Speech & Debate. In the past she has taught a course on Business Law.

Miss Roach’s education prepared her for both administrative and academic work. She earned a degree in business as well as certification in professional golf management from Methodist University in North Carolina. Her college experience showed her the benefits of private education and curriculum centered on Christian principles. The four-year golf management certification program taught her a range of managerial and teaching skills that have served her both on and off the course.

A golf player since age 9, Miss Roach has worked as a pro instructor at such prestigious locations as the Congressional Country Club, Andrews Air Force Base and Belmont Country Club. She brings her enthusiasm for the game to FCS through the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) program that she runs after school in the fall and spring.

The teaching style Miss Roach prefers is “fundamental and fun.” She makes sure that students understand the essentials of a subject while keeping them engaged with constructive learning activities.

Miss Roach’s favorite aspect of FCS is its long-lasting legacy. Long after our students have graduated, they will hold on to the essential knowledge and values that they learned here.

“I truly believe in everything that this school represents,” says Miss Roach. “I love watching students evolve over their time spent at FCS. In the end they grow to be young men and women who continually strive to produce nothing less than excellence."