Ms. Christine Chapuis, Mathematics Coach
Christine Chapuis has been the Mathematics Coach at Randolph since the fall of 2021. Prior to working at Randolph, Christine worked in the Mathematics Office at Syphax and also served as the math coach at Drew. She also taught fifth grade in Boston at the start of her career. She attended Boston College for undergrad (go Eagles!) and Simmons University for her Masters degree. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her three children, Rachel, Ben, and Nicholas. Both Rachel and Ben attend Wakefield and Nicholas is a Kindergartener at Campbell. Her husband also works at an APS school (Oakridge). She also loves spending time with her two dogs, Ginger and Rooney, and her friends and neighbors. And of course, she is a MATH person (and so are you!).
Ms. Gina Quirk, Math Interventionist
Ms. Gina Quirk is a Math Interventionist at Randolph Elementary. She studied early childhood education at Vanderbilt University and joined Randolph in 2021. Gina has taught in Chicago Public Schools and came to Arlington in 2007 to work for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She enjoys running, reading, and being outdoors with her husband, two children, and dog.
At Randolph Elementary School, we believe that math makes sense. Our students use inquiry methods to understand math and discover how it is used in our world. They learn that the effort they put in is reflected in their success and achievement. Teachers guide their students to accuracy, fluency, and conceptual understanding, following the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning (SOLs) and using the resources provided by Arlington Public Schools. Building number sense, problem-solving skills, and communication of mathematical ideas is a focus. The math coach plans with teachers, co-teaches, and works with students to further positive attitudes, deep understanding, and fluency.
The Virginia Department of Education math resources (released SOL tests, curriculum framework) can be accessed at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/mathematics/index.shtml
To visit the APS Mathematics Office website, click here. It has many useful links for families.
Curricular materials used in APS can be accessed through your student’s BlackBoard account.
Visit these links for online practice sites Reflex Math,.
BedtimeMath has a daily story and math activity for families. Try it out with your child!