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Viktoriya Palamarchuk

Regional Director of Washington, D.C. Russian School of Mathematics
4444 Arlington Boulevard
Arlington Virginia 22204

Seven years after opening its first Virginia location, the Russian School of Math has expanded to six centers serving 3,000 students in kindergarten through high school across the region. Through its mission to build powerful minds through mathematics, its award-winning after-school program empowers students to achieve excellence. 

Q: Why do you do what you do? What motivates and inspires you? 

A: I joined the Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) 13 years ago as a parent and was amazed by what I discovered about this curated approach to learning and overall mental development. Soon after, I became a teacher and worked up the ladder to Regional Director of Washington, D.C. This is common in our community. All our teachers send their kids and grandkids to our centers, proving their trust in our educational approach and positive impact on our students. At RSM, we believe math is the foundation for strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. And we teach it in a way that builds intellect and character. 

Q: What do you love most about doing business in this area? 

A: Arlington is such a wonderful community with a rich history and cultural diversity. Not only is it perennially recognized among Niche’s “Best Cities to Live in America,” but it’s also one of the most educated—a 2019 report named Arlington the most educated midsize city in the nation, lending itself to many families who value quality learning and education. With increasing demand for an Arlington location from families commuting to our other centers across the DMV, we are very excited to open our new Arlington location this fall.

Q: What is one thing people should know about RSM?

A: To us, there’s no such thing as a “math person” or “not a math person.” Our skilled teachers have an impressive track record of making students love—and excel at—math.