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  • Hellooooooo.

         I’m Mrs. Martha Rombach (pronounced Rom – Bok), and I'm over the moon to be the Gifted Resource Teacher at Evergreen Mill. It is a dream come true to teach where my five children spent 15 consecutive years as proud Pythons--and I kept busy volunteering as everything from room mom to PTA president.

         Let me introduce myself...I'm a purple-and-gold waving James Madison University alum. Last year was my first as Evegreen Mill's Gifted Resource teacher. Prior to that, I spent nine years teaching both English and Communications in 6th and 8th grade. Shout out to my prior students and colleagues at River Bend and Eagle Ridge. Before my middle school years, I taught kindergarten at Hamilton Elementary and helped open Creighton's Corner Elementary. I'm a career switcher who previously held writing, promotion, and public relations jobs with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, People Magazine, Yankee Magazine, and Allergan Pharmaceutical. My gifted endorsement is through the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education.

         My husband, Mike, and I are blessed to be the parents of five really cool humans--all educated in the halls of Evergreen Mill! There’s Shelby, 28, a tech sales rep and adventure-seeking dog mom based in Buena Vista, CO. Then Cullen, 26, a Washington Post software developer who’s mega into Magic the Gathering. Middle child Bryan, 24, an all-season athlete, lives in Seattle, WA, and works as a hardware engineer with Amazon's Project Kuiper. Cady, 22, UVA Class of '22, is an animal lover working in the medical field. Sean, 19, is a world-traveling Virginia Tech Hokie who's studying urban planning and sustainable living.

         Outside of teaching, I’m an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking, exploring national parks, traveling as often as possible, and traversing off-road trails in my top-down orange Jeep. I love reading, journaling/blogging, checking in on former students, rooting for the Steelers, and collecting Funko Pop figurines.

    GIFTED SERVICES:

         The LCPS Gifted Program underwent a redesign last year. Now, all students who receive gifted services will do so at their home school. I am spearheading enrichment programs through four vehicles: FUSION, DCI, SEARCH, and EDGE. These four gifted education programs all begin in early September. Forty-five minute SEARCH lessons are delivered biweekly to all K-3 classrooms. FUSION (formerly FUTURA) features multiple weekly push-in and pull-out enrichment sessions. DCI, or Differentiated Classroom Instruction, provides once weekly enrichment for 4th and 5th grade students who, during the gifted identification process, exhibited giftedness in Language Arts or Math. EDGE, a targeted, biweekly program, is designed to identify and nurture historically underrepresented students with gifted potential. For further information about these programs--or about the LCPS gifted identification process--please see the separate links on my EMES web page.

    I'm elated to be part of the exceptional team at Evergreen Mill. I can't wait to meet you! Check back regularly for the monthly newsletters, the blog, and eligibility updates from LCPS. Please email me anytime with questions!

    Connect with Mrs. Rombach:

    Email: martha.rombach@lcps.org

    PS - Clicking on the green type will take you to an outside web link.