The Root 

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 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.

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.

Why Us
Interrupted Learning

Sometimes learning is impacted in unseen ways. We know that the last two years of interrupted schooling have 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.

Unmet expectations

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. 

Ready for 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.