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Mr. Cotter

Mr. Cotter

Please contact me at rcotter@rcps.info.

Mr. Cotter is the 2019 Roanoke City Public Schools Teacher of the Year!

Since he began teaching in 2004, he has instructed students in PC repair, network engineering, robotics, and engineering. He taught at Battlefield HS for two years, Patrick Henry HS for 4 years, and has been at William Fleming High School since 2010.  Mr. Cotter has been working closely with Virginia Western Community College to improve the quality of engineering education throughout the region since 2011 through his involvement in two National Science Foundation grants. In 2012, he became an adjunct faculty member of Virginia Western Community College, where he occasionally teaches night classes on programmable logic controllers. He continues to build close relationships with local industry to ensure his program provides students with real-world skills that make them highly valued by local employers.

Mr. Cotter is the advisor for the William Fleming Chapter of SkillsUSA. He has mentored 5 robotics teams, including one world champion team and two others who made it to the world championships.

Class Websites:
Engineering 1
Engineering 2
Engineering 3