•  Professional Biography
    Riverside Rams! Joel Getis
    My name is Joel Getis and I am one of the Founding Faculty members at Riverside.  This year, I will be teaching Algebra 2/Trig and Pre-Calculus.  In addition, I am the head coach for the Riverside Ram's Varsity Swim Team, the sponsor of the Riverside Ultimate Frisbee Club, and a sponsor for the "Lambs to Rams" program.  
    I am a “Career Switcher” and have spent over 20 years in a variety of corporate jobs, including sales and marketing, technology management, and financial planning and analysis.  Most recently, I owned and operated a nanny placement and tutoring services company where I worked directly with families and students throughout Loudoun County. In each of my corporate roles, I used math skills and problem solving strategies on a daily basis.
    I am a native of the Washington, D.C. area and have lived in Loudoun County for 20 years with my wife.  I have two daughters  - a freshman at the University of Richmond and a senior at the College of William & Mary.  I love sports and am an avid Washington football and baseball fan.  I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) and my masters at George Mason University.
    I am a morning person and tend to arrive at school before the day starts for many people.  If you want to contact me directly, or meet with me, I am usually in my classroom by 8:15 a.m., so that is the best time to call or to stop by.  In addition, I will use Remind to communicate regularly with students are parents.  Please sign up for Remind to receive notifications from me.  The registration instructions are posted in each of my class pages.
    In our class, we will work toward not only learning and understanding mathematics, but also applying mathematics to real-life situations.  We will gain knowledge AND act on that knowledge.
    "The great aim of education is not knowledge but action."  Herbert Spencer, English philosopher 

    My 2018-19 Schedule:

     1st  Pre-Calculus  5th Planning (Room 1203)
     2nd Pre-Calculus  6th Algebra 2/Trigonometry
     3rd Pre-Calculus  7th Algebra 2/Trigonometry
     4th  Department Planning  8th  Algebra 2/Trigonometry
    Course Information
    Gradebook & Class Page
    NHS Tutoring Request Page
    Phoenix Gradebook
    Department Grading Policy Department Reassessment policy
    Extra Curricular Positions
    Varsity Swim Coach
    Ultimate Frisbee Club
    Lambs to Rams