Degrees and Certifications:

BA English - JMU VA Teaching Licensure - JMU Teacher Consultant - Shenandoah Valley Writing Project Head Baseball Coach - Rock Ridge High School - Follow the team @RockRidge9

Paul Koch - English Teacher - He/Him

Pictured here with middle child, Devon, Paul Koch is the proud father of three. Paul lives in Round Hill with his wife Joanne and daughter Bennett(RR class of 2024).  Paul's oldest, Parker(2019 Graduate of RRHS), lives in Los Angeles.  Devon is an English major at VCU and a 2021 graduate of Rock Ridge. Paul is a proud member of the founding staff at Rock Ridge HS in 2014.  A veteran English teacher and baseball coach since 1996, Paul returned to Virginia and joined the Rock Ridge staff after three years living in Beijing, China. While in China, Paul studied Mandarin, perfected some of his favorite recipes, taught and coached at the International School of Beijing, and managed a youth baseball program-the Sports Beijing Dynasty- the first of its kind in Beijing. Paul began teaching at James River High School in Richmond, moved to Oakton High School in 2000, then to Fauquier High School in 2004 where he taught all levels of high school English until his family's relocation to China in 2011. Paul is a graduate of James Madison University where he was a catcher in the Division 1 baseball program. Paul is also a member of the Rock Ridge football coaching staff.



    A Day Courses

    Block 1 - Creative Writing  

    Block 2 - Planning  

    Block 3 - English 12

    Block 4 - Study Hall

    B Day Courses

    Block 5 - English 9

    Block 6 - English 12  

    Block 7 - Planning

    Block 8 - English 12  


  • The courses above are linked to the online learning platforms housed collectively in LCPS's Schoology.