Carlin Schwartz is a Reading teacher at Randolph. She started at Randolph in 2011. Before Randolph she taught 1st and 2nd grade at Carlin Springs Elementary. Carlin attended college at James Madison University in Virginia where she studied Elementary Education, Psychology and Spanish. She earned her Master of Education Degree from the University of Virginia. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and friends. When she is not doing that she enjoys cooking, exercising and reading all kinds of books.
Anna Powell is in her 5th year as a Reading Specialist at Randolph. Before Randolph she taught Language Arts to 7th and 8thgraders at Kenmore Middle School and in DC. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at the University of Michigan, and received a Masters in Reading through Teachers College. She enjoys baking, and will rarely turn down a cupcake. 😊
Rosemary has worked as a Reading Specialist for Arlington Public Schools since 2008. Prior to working in Virginia, Rosemary Giangiulio taught in Havertown, PA.She has taught kindergarten , third grade and college level courses in her many years as an educator. Rosemary received her undergraduate degree from Cabrini University and Masters degrees from Rosemont University and Villanova University. In her spare time , Rosemary enjoys boating, kayaking, reading and doing yoga.
Kerri Martin is a Reading Specialist at Randolph Elementary. Prior to working at Randolph, she ran Book Buddies for multiple APS elementary schools. Kerri has a Masters of Education from UVa and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Dayton. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, get outside, and of course, READ!
English Language Arts
The main goal of the English Language Arts program in Arlington and at Randolph is to teach students English language literacy skills. These skills are primarily expressed in the ability to effectively read, write, listen and speak. Specifically, the program seeks to develop students who are strategic readers, effective writers, engaging speakers, and critical thinkers. This work begins early in kindergarten classrooms and continues through 5th grade. Randolph ELA staff members, therefore, work together with teachers, students, parents, other educators, and community members to help students develop proficient literacy skills. Standards and objectives that describe grade-level expectations for teaching and learning these skills are found within the state of Virginia’s English Standards of Learning.
Randolph ELA team members work with students in small groups to provide literacy interventions, plan, develop and deliver lessons with classroom teachers, analyze student data, monitor student growth, lead and participate in grade level ELA Collaborative Learning Teams, and provide professional development to staff. Randolph ELA Team members plan literacy related events both during and after school to foster a love of reading and writing. In addition, team members work to provide resources and materials for parents and families to support literacy engagement at home.
Major components of the ELA curriculum include Guided Reading, Word Study, and Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop. The components are supplemented through interventions including Language Literacy Intervention (LLI), Orton-Gillingham, and Book Buddies. More information on these components are available on the curriculum and intervention tabs.