At the Root Collaborative our mission is to provide expert educational services to families and students through collaboration and customization that allow all children to thrive in school and life.
We Know Schools
We know schools inside and out. We are teachers, counselors, coaches, school leaders and education professors who have worked in public, private, charter, small, medium, rural and urban schools. We know how schools work. We know what should be happening, when, and how. We know what mediocre, good and excellent look like. We draw on all these experience in our collaboration with families and students.
We Know Students
We know students from every age and demographic. We know some find school easy, others struggle daily and some only in a class or two. Some are ready to fly but are forced to keep pace with the middle. We know some go unnoticed and some are expected to be the perfect example and never make a mistake. We know that at the root every student wants to feel successful, find their path and be proud of themselves.
We (get to) Know You
Every family, student and school experience is unique and so are your needs. That's why we value listening and building relationships so we can understand where you've been, where you want to go and best use our expertise to get there.
We Know our Stuff
We are a talented, passionate group of education professionals with diverse experiences and expertise who collaborate to design and implement a customized plan of action for you and your student.
We begin with a free initial session to learn about you, your goals and aspirations, and share how we can design a plan customized for you.
We know that the last two years of interrupted schooling has impacted students academically, socially and emotionally. We can help you understand the specific impact on your student and make a plan of action to remedy any gaps.
Sometimes school isn't living up to your expectations or isn't meeting your student's needs. You might want more challenge beyond what is being offered or need more support than what is being provided. We can bridge the gap between what you want/need and what you have or we help build a bridge to where you want to be in the future.
Sometimes families want to know, is my student learning all the things they should be? Are they truly being prepared for college and life? Our collaborators' broad expertise ranges from subject matter specialists-to study skills-to peer relationships-to technical writing to self-awareness and motivation. There's nothing we don't do.
Preparing for college begins as early as 8th grade because being prepared for college includes much more than grades and test scores. It includes executive skills like goal setting and planning, responsiveness, self-awareness, and exposure to opportunities beyond the classroom. We believe that "getting into college" is just the beginning of a new chapter of your student's journey, not the end goal. We make sure all the deadlines are met, boxes are checked and even more, that your student is prepared to succeed in college.