Ms. Cate Elcan
Cate Elcan is a 4th grade teacher at Randolph. Cate attended the University of Virginia, where she received her undergraduate degree in Youth and Social Innovation, and her masters degree in Elementary Education with a Gifted endorsement. She spent time at Randolph last year as a long-term sub working as a Reading Specialist and working with the IB team. In her free time, she enjoys being in nature, playing guitar and singing, and being with friends and family.
Mr. Michael Rosenblum
Michael Rosenblum is a 4th grade teacher at Randolph. Before Randolph he was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher at a school in Montgomery County, Maryland. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont where he majored in Geography and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. In his free time, Michael enjoys the outdoors, looking through cookbooks and watching soccer. He also enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and listening to music.
Mr. Rogers is from Billings, MT. He was born in Miles City, MT. He received his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a focus in photography and art history from Montana State University Billings. Before teaching, he was a building manager for WC Commercial, Royal Oaks Inn, MJ Rogers LLC, BSHCS, and a licensed boiler operator with the State of Montana. He made a career change to teaching in 2016. He wanted to make a difference and help educate the next generation. He received his teaching degree in 2018 and completed his master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction in 2020 from Montana State University Billings. He loves teaching reading, writing, math, and art. While he is not teaching, he is spending time with his family either traveling or relaxing at home. His hobbies are photography, watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting. He occasionally continues to do art shows.
In fourth grade, we will all be risk takers as we learn new ways to better our understanding for reading, math, science, and everything in between! This is the year where we learn to problem solve, and work as a team while learning and studying. This is also the year that children tend to take more ownership of their academic growth. In Virginia Studies, we will be learning about Virginia from the year 1607 to the present. In Science, topics include, but most definitely not limited to, natural resources, plants and animal adaptations, environment, electricity, energy and magnetism, force and motion and even about the moon and planets! In writing we have been working hard on taking a small moment and stretching it into a personal narrative, which will help as the year continues to take our small ideas and plan, elaborate, edit, and finalize all of our different kinds of writing. Fourth grade students will continue to be risk takers with their learning, as they master important academic and life skills this year.