Fourth Grade Team

Independence and responsibility are key characteristics of Fourth Grade. Through daily assignments and long-term projects students practice organization and time management skills. Students develop the ability to independently problem solve and learn from each other. Mutual respect, empathy, and communication are explicitly taught utilizing the principles and practices of Responsive Classroom.

Curriculum Resources

Grade 4 Teachers


Mr. Konstantin
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Hi! My name is Alexander Konstantin. This is my first year teaching at Nottingham Elementary School. But, this is not my first year here at Nottingham. I am thrilled to be teaching at the school I attended as a child (class of 2005)! I’ve been working with children for over ten years at The Congressional School in Falls Church. I am ready and excited to begin my career as a teacher in the community that raised me. I’m a big DC sports fan, I’m passionate about competitive drum and bugle corps, and I love reading about military history. I cannot wait to meet you and your family!

Ms. Arnett
Twitter: @ArnettMonarchs

HI! I’m Ms. Arnett! I began teaching in 2008 and found myself at Nottingham in 2019! I graduated from West Virginia University (where I was also a cheerleader) with a dual masters in Child Development/Family Studies and Elementary Education and I also have a masters of education in Reading. I grew up in western Maryland and moved to the area in 2015. In my spare time I enjoy playing with my fur-baby, Ottis, continuing my passion of cheerleading through the non-profit I co-founded called Cheer DC, and reading! I am thrilled to continue at Nottingham and I’m looking forward to a year full of FUN and LEARNING!

Ms. Slack (Special Education)

Shellie Slack

My name is Shellie Slack, and I am a native of Los Angeles, CA. In November of last year, I decided I was ready for change, so I packed up my life and moved to Virginia. In my leisure time I enjoy riding my bike while exploring the beautiful greenery and sites that the DMV area has to offer. I have a passion for the youth and have over 15 years’ experience working with K-12 in various capacities such as a drill team instructor, Teen Life Coach, Girl Empowerment Coordinator, Tutor, Youth Advocate, Instructor and an Activities Coordinator for an after school program. I obtained my master’s degree in special education and have taught for 10 years ( 1 year Elementary and 9 Years High School). I am excited to embark on this new journey as I hope to make a positive impact in the lives of the students I’ll be working with this year. I believe it takes a village to raise a child therefore I look forward to building a positive rapport within the community as well as the families of the children I serve!