Ms. Naziha Niazi
Naziha Niazi is a kindergarten teacher at Randolph. This will be her second year at Randolph. Before Randolph, she was working in Prince William County as a pre-k Title I teacher. She attended The College of William & Mary for undergrad and Teachers College-Columbia University for grad school. In her free time, she enjoys playing the drums, going to rock concerts, writing and performing poetry, and hanging out with friends.
David Siu teaches kindergarten and serves as Randolph’s instructional lead teacher. He started working at Randolph in 2009. Prior to coming to Randolph, David taught in District of Columbia Public Schools as well as Harvard University. He did his undergraduate work at Oberlin College and graduate work at Harvard and American University. David enjoys exercising, reading and spending time with his family.
Ms. Maria White
Maria White is a Kindergarten teacher at Randolph Elementary School. This is her first year at Randolph. She attended the University of Central Missouri for her undergrad where she studied Early Childhood Education. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, traveling, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.
In Kindergarten, students work together with teachers and peers to expand their knowledge and master the kindergarten curriculum. Through daily guided reading children are exposed to book handling and reading text. Children learn techniques to help them enhance their reading abilities. Our Lucy Calkins inspired writing program encourages creativity through daily storytelling and supportive illustrations. Handwriting without tears, read alouds and word study round out our language arts curriculum.
In math we develop a strong foundation in numbers to 100, shapes, sorting and patterns. We build upon this foundation to develop children’s problem solving skills, including basic addition, subtraction and graphing. In science and social studies instruction focuses on inquiries into the world around our young students. Topics include communities, magnets and living things. As part of an IB Primary Years Programme of instruction we cultivate thoughtful and caring students ready to grow into responsible global citizens.