Fourth Grade

Ms. Ott standing in front of a mural of the Earth.Ms. Renee Ott


Renee Ott was a military child, so home was many places. She owns two Great Danes and her favorite childhood book is Winnie the Pooh. Her favorite place to visit is Newport, RI. She enjoys teaching students how to be risk takers and to build confidence in their abilities.  She hopes as your child’s teacher is that they feel safe, and cared for in her class.



picture of Monisha SlaterMs. Monisha Slater


This is Monisha Slater’s 7th year teaching! She has taught 4th grade for one year, 6th grade for four years and 2nd grade for one year. She graduated from University of Kansas —Rock-Chalk-Jayhawk! She loves anything to do with DIY and thrifting. Growing up, she was surrounded by a large, blended family.  She is excited to teach 4th grade this year and create new memories!


Photo of Kathryn FrazierMs. Kathryn Frazier


Kathryn Frazier is a teacher by day and artist by night. Her career in Arlington Public Schools began in 2000 and during these years she has taught grades 2-5.  Not only is she a graduate of APS, but her children are also enrolled in APS.  She attended James Madison University and earned my masters degree from Marymount University (VA). She enjoys spending time with her family and dog.



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.