Mr. Malcolm Tronic
Malcolm Tronic is part of the Randolph Math Team. This is his 9th year at Randolph. Before Randolph he was librarian at Oakridge. He earned a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Massachusetts and a Masters from the University of Pittsburgh in Library Information Science. He lives in Fairfax County and often takes the bus to and from work, a great way to get in some extra reading time. In his free time he likes to cook (vegetarian), read, write and think about helping kids learn math. He is a fluent Spanish speaker and likes to collect folk pottery from Spain, a country he has loved since he went there as a 1st grader.
Maria Urena, Lower Elementary ESOL Assistant
Maria Mercedes Dones-Urena is an ESOL assistant at Randolph ES. She started at Randolph ES in November 2006. Before working at Randolph ES she was a bilingual Kindergarten teacher at Prince Williams County, Virginia. She also worked at Key ES in Arlington, Virginia as an ESOL assistant for 7 years and 6 years in Washington DC Elementary Schools as an instructional assistant, She attended University at UDC in Washington DC where she studied an Associate degree in Applied Science in Computer Science Technology. She also attended at George Mason University where she studied a Bachelor degree of Individualized Study Educational Psychology. She got her Virginia teaching license Pre-K to 3rd grade in 2010.
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!