Leo Ribeiro, Student Support Coordinator
Leo Ribeiro is the student support coordinator at Randolph. He started at Randolph in 2017 as a special education teacher in grades K-2. Prior to working at Randolph he taught at Baltimore City Public Schools as well as Etz Hayim Pre-school. In his free time he likes to read and spend time with family and friends.
James Miller, PK / 4th Grade SpEd Teacher
Breana Orr, K / 1st Grade SpEd Teacher
Breana Orr is a Special Education Kindergarten Teacher. Prior to coming to Randolph, she was a Special Education Assistant for five years, at Hoffman Boston Elementary School, in Arlington, VA. She completed her undergraduate degree at Virginia Union University, in Richmond, VA. In her free time, Ms. Orr likes to cook, and spend time with her family and friends.
Emily LeCompte, 2nd / 3rd Grade SpEd Teacher
Emily LeCompte – I am beyond lucky to have the best job in the world! For the last five years, I taught in non-public schools for students with special needs. I loved teaching all the subjects (especially reading) and helping out during P.E. and art classes. I am eager to join the Randolph community and work in an IB school because the students, families, and staff are the best! When I am not at school, I love being outside, walking my two little dogs, and working on jigsaw puzzles. I can’t wait to get to know all of you!
Julian Mejia, 3rd / 1st Grade SpEd Teacher
Julian Mejia is a Special Education Teacher at Randolph. This is his first year at Randolph. Prior to coming to Randolph, he was a bilingual education teacher for 12 years in Houston, Tx. Mr. Mejia received his undergraduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his master’s degree in special education from the University of Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing tennis.
Becca Jones Napolitano, 4th / 3rd Grade SpEd Teacher
Rebecca Jones is a 4th and 3rd special education grade teacher at Randolph. Before teaching 4th and 3rd grade, she was a 5th grade special education resource teacher. She attended college at Marist College in New York where she studied Psychology, Elementary Education, and Special Education. In her free time she likes to play volleyball and take walks with her dog, Bella. When she is not doing that she enjoys cooking and hanging out with friends and family.
Latesa Giles, 5th / 3rd Grade SpEd Teacher
JoAnne Krisko, Self Contained 3 – 5 SpEd Teacher
JoAnne Krisko is a Special Educator at Randolph Elementary. Ms. Krisko obtained her Master’s in Special Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She attended Messiah College in PA for undergrad, studying Recreation and Psychology. Teaching Randolph Stars has been a highlight of her career. Reading good books, traveling, and getting fresh air are among her favorite things to do.
Jazmyn Beckford, Self Contained K-2 SpEd Teacher
is a Special Educator at Randolph Elementary. This will be her first year at Randolph. Ms. Beckford is an Arlington native. Before Randolph, she was a Special Education assistant at Patrick Henry Elementary, in Arlington. Currently, she is working on her Master’s in Special Education from the University of Virginia. She attended Florida State for undergrad, studying Mathematics. Crafting, traveling, and eating good food are among her favorite things to do.
Shannon Foy-Sundo, MIPA K-2 SpEd Teacher
Rita Amponsah, SpEd Instructional Assistant
Rita Amponsah is an instructional assistant at Randolph. She has been in the school system for almost 2 years. Rita is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree. During her leisure time she enjoys watching movies and spending time with her friends.
Jen Baitinger, School Counselor
Jennifer Baitinger is the school counselor at Randolph. Before Randolph she was an elementary teacher at various grades, but loved being a Kindergarten teacher for 4 years in Fairfax County. She attended the College of Wooster in Ohio where she majored in psychology. She got her Masters in elementary education from George Washington University and a Masters in school counseling from George Mason University. She has two sons, one daughter, and two dogs. She likes traveling and spending time with her family. She also enjoys going for walks and hanging out with friends.
Megan Khaerisman, Social Worker
Staci Downey, Psychologist
Staci Downey is a School Psychologist at Randolph. This is her first year at Randolph and in Virginia. Before Randolph she worked in schools k-12 and a program specializing in Autism, in New York and Florida. She graduated with her Masters at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York; in School Psychology. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, be outdoors, travel, read, and cook.
Jamie Marin, Occupational Therapist
Jamie Marin is the occupational therapist for Randolph Elementary School. She graduated from Southwestern University in Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Studies/Language Development and Psychology. She then attended Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas where she received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. After passing her board exams, she worked at Texas Children’s Hospital and its satellite clinics in the Houston area for several years. Upon moving to Arlington, Jamie initially worked in the Adult Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation setting but she always knew that she wanted to work with children again. Approximately three years ago, she was thrilled to be hired by Arlington Public Schools and, even more, to be assigned to Randolph. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing guitar and spending time with her husband (Victor), her daughter (Dylan) and her dog (Winnie).
Rebecca Firehock, Speech Pathologist
Rebecca Firehock is a Speech Language Pathologist at Randolph Elementary. She has been assigned to Randolph for the last 5 years. Before joining the Randolph team, she worked in early intervention, clinic based services as well as public and charter schools in Washington D.C. She received her Master’s Degree at Loyola College in Maryland in Speech Language Pathology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and rescue dog. When she’s not spending time with her family, she enjoys spending time with friends, cooking and traveling.