HAYMARKET, VA — A teaching assistant at Battlefield High School in Haymarket died in a car accident Friday night. Drew Roadarmel, a 2015 Battlefield High School graduate, was studying to become a teacher, following in her parents’ footsteps.
“She has been an outstanding teaching assistant and was wonderful for our staff and students,” Battlefield High School principal Ryan Ferrera said in an email Saturday to the high school community.
Roadarmel received her master’s degree in special education and teaching from George Mason University this year, according to her LinkedIn page.
One of Roadarmel’s younger brothers is also a Battlefield High School graduate and the other is a senior at the school. Her cousin is a first-year teacher in the school’s science department. Her father is an assistant principal at Battlefield and her mother is a teacher at Bull Run Middle School.
“We will have a difficult time as we grieve