Ms. Renee Ott
I was a military child, so home was many places. A fun fact about me is that I own two Great Danes. My favorite childhood book is Winnie the Pooh. My favorite place to visit is Newport, RI. I enjoy teaching students how to be risk takers, because I want them to be confident in themselves. My hope as your child’s teacher is that they feel safe, and cared for in my class.
Hello! I’m Miss Slater. This is my 7th year teaching! I have taught 4th grade for one year, 6th grade for four years and 2nd grade for one year. I went to KU—Rock-Chalk-Jayhawk! I love anything to do with DIY and thrifting. I come from a huge, blended family. I’m excited to teach 4th grade this year and create new memories!
Ms. Jordan Bedford is a 3rd grade teacher at Randolph. She has been an educator for six years. Before Randolph she taught Pre-K and 3rd grade in Houston, Texas. She attended Louisiana State University where she received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Elementary Education. When she is not teaching, she enjoys exploring the DMV area, playing with her dog, Otis, and reading.
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.
Through our transdisciplinary approach, students take their learning about Virginia from the year 1607 to the present and make global connections. They become oceanographers and astronomers considering how we best take care of the planet. Utilizing the Amplify Core Knowledge resource, students will read fiction and non-fiction, work on personal narratives and poetry. Fourth grade students will continue to be risk takers with their learning, as they master important academic and life skills this year.