Christine Chapuis is the Mathematics Coach at Randolph. This is her first year at Randolph and she is extremely excited to join the Randolph community! Prior to working here, Christine worked in the Mathematics Office at Syphax and 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!).
The Randolph ESOL team provides services for all students who need language-related support. This includes newcomers who need basic conversational English, students who have been in the U.S. for more than a year and need to strengthen reading comprehension and writing skills, and any student who needs differentiated instruction to help master academic content. The ESOL team includes several members with advanced degrees and several bilingual speakers. We also provide before and after school English language and test-prep clubs throughout the year.
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.
Tara Ronzetti, Math Resource Teacher
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!