Who We Are

Roman’s Robots is a joint venture between two freelance robotics instructors, Roman Dadiomoff and Will Jenkins. Our focus is developing and teaching exciting technology courses to kids from ages 4 and up.

What We Do

Roman’s Robots is a mobile technology school for elementary aged children.  Our instructors travel to your location (school, home, recreation center, etc.) and teach exciting, hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses in after school programs.  We also do birthday parties!  For more information on our courses and private party packages, click the tabs on our homepage.

Roman Dadiomoff, Founder

Roman has an Advanced Studies diploma from George C. Marshall High School in Fairfax County and is an Eagle Scout from Troop 1887 in Fairfax, VA. He has six years of experience working with school-age children through volunteering with Boy Scouts, student government, and working as a freelance instructor.

Will Jenkins, Founder

Will holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and has over nine years of experience as a systems design engineer with Intel and DirecTV. He also has over four years of experience creating and implementing innovative youth education programs throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area with Fairfax County Public Schools, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and City Year DC.

Nick Roller

Nick Roller

Instructor

Nick is a graduate of George C. Marshall High School in Fairfax County and currently attends NOVA community college in Annandale, Virginia. He is pursuing a degree in economics and plans to attend a local, four-year university. His interests include filmmaking, sports, and stand-up comedy. Nick’s passion for teaching comes from his own family which is full of teachers. With a childhood spent in the constant company of teachers, he understands the value of creative learning activities such as robotics.

Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith

Instructor

Melissa Smith is a graduate student in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition psychology program at George Mason University. She researches human-robot interaction and human trust in automation. She is also an active FIRST Robotics volunteer and alum. In case you can’t tell, she loves robotics and is excited for the chance to share that excitement for science and tech with the up-and-coming generations.

Sarah Dade

Sarah Dade

Instructor

Sarah earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Trinity University in Washington DC. She worked for the U.S. Department of Interior as a biological science aide for the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S) for over five years. She hopes to one day combine robotics and marine biology to explore the vast unknowns of the ocean. Sarah’s hobbies include crocheting, playing the guitar, and taking care of her two turtles and bearded dragon.

Kostyantyn Proskuryakov

Instructor

Kostyantyn has an Advanced Technical Diploma from Oakton High School and is a pursuing an Associates in Computer Science at the Annandale Campus of NOVA community college. He spent four years at the Oakton High School robotics club, three of them as the head programmer. He is enthusiastic to use his technical know-how and robotics programming experience to teach kids all about the wonders of robotics and various STEM subjects.

Catherine Turner

Catherine Turner

Instructor

Catherine is a recent graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Medical Illustration. She interned at the National Institute of Health and created 3D models and an animation for a scientist’s discovery. Catherine has a love for design and programming with hopes to attend graduate school to become a Prosthetist. She understands that combining creative learning solutions with technology is a fun effective way to teach. Robotics provides this learning outlet and is excited to be a part of this team.

Matthew Tark

Matthew Tark

Instructor

Matthew graduated in May 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. He is currently working for Neovera as a Software Engineer with a primary focus on Java. He has over four years of combined work, research, and teaching experience spanning circuits, software, and robotics. Professionally, he has worked for Accenture Federal Services (AFS) for over a year as a Software Engineer. As past president of the Shepherd Universities Robotics Club (SURoC), he was involved in the designing, constructing, and programming of various robots. Matthew’s experience with mentorship, leadership, and his passion for robotics makes him a great addition to the team.

We Are Hiring

If you are interested in joining our team, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Contact Us

Winter 2015/2016 Hiring Needs:

  • Part-time Instructors
  • Instructor Assistants
  • Appointment Setters
  • College Interns
  • Parent Volunteers

No prior teaching experience is needed and training will be provided. Interested candidates must have reliable, non-public transportation. Instructors and assistants typically work afternoons from 3-10 hours a week. Roman’s Robots, LLC compensates instructors up to $50/hour and provides the curriculum and all materials needed to teach the classes which range from 5-10 weeks in duration