Dawn Ellis

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Dawn Ellis

Ms. Ellis has lived in Raleigh since 1994. She has two children , Jack (17) and Maddie (13), who are both Root “graduates”. Ms. Ellis graduated from Salem College with a BA in Management with a minor in Communications. She has a second BA from UNC-Charlotte in Elementary Education (K-6 certification). This will be Ms. Ellis’s 24th year teaching and 16th year at Root. She took a “bucket list” trip this summer to Napa with 8 of her friends. In her free time she enjoys reading and meeting with her book club, watching Jack play football and lacrosse and Maddie dance, and spending time with friends and family.

 Kate Helsel

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Kate Helsel

Mrs. Helsel joined the Root family in 2014 after teaching at Baucom Elementary  for 10 years.  She graduated from Peace College in 2003 with a B.A. in Psychology and received her K-6 teaching license from Meredith College.  Mrs. Helsel and her husband have two daughters: Sara James, and Elizabeth.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking and  spending time with family and friends.

 Emily Limer

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Emily Limer

Mrs. Limer grew up in Raleigh and attended UNC Chapel Hill before moving to Durham in 2010. While at Chapel Hill she majored in Middle School Education and was a NC Teaching Fellow. Mrs. Limer then went on to teach middle school science for four years in Durham. For the past 3 years she has been an administrator at a K-8 school and is excited to be returning to Raleigh and to the classroom this year as a part of the Root family! Mrs. Limer and her husband had their first child, Owen, last year and have two cats, Jack and Jill. When she's not teaching she loves taking trips to the farmers market, going for hikes, cooking and eating tasty food and playing with baby Owen!