Wini Boswell, Teacher

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Wini Boswell, Teacher

Mrs. Boswell is originally from Wilson, NC.  She graduated from NC State University with a BA in English and received her teaching license from Meredith College.  She has experience teaching in grades K-5.  She joined the Root family in 2010.  Mrs. Boswell has been married for 19 years and is the proud mother of 3 children: Emma, William, and Olivia.  She loves going to church, spending time with her family, camping, and reading.

 Tammy Cloutier, Instructional Assistant

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Tammy Cloutier, Instructional Assistant

 Christina Harrell, Instructional Assistant

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Christina Harrell, Instructional Assistant

 Jane Hemingway, Teacher

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Jane Hemingway, Teacher

Mrs. Hemingway was born in Richmond, Virginia. She claims to be a country girl and a city girl. Her family has a farm outside Monroe, North Carolina where she spent all her summer vacations learning about animals, plants and country fun. She graduated from Meredith College with a Social Work degree and Teaching degree focused on K through 9th grade. She began teaching here in Wake County at Crosby Garfield Sixth Grade Center in 1980. In 1982 she got married and moved to Longwood, Florida where she taught 4th grade for four years. When she started her family she took time off to be a mom. She came back into teaching at Lynn Road Elementary where she taught kindergarten and first grade. The opportunity to teach kindergarten at Hunter fell into her lap. She taught there for 10 years. She has been at Root for 5 years and counting!!  Her daughter Meghan is now 29 and Carrie is 26.  Both are following in her mother’s steps to work with children. Mrs. Hemingway loves the outdoors, gardening, reading, working out, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

 Susan Johnson, Instructional Assistant

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Susan Johnson, Instructional Assistant

 Amy Lawrence, Teacher

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Amy Lawrence, Teacher

Mrs. Lawrence was born in Birmingham Alabama and grew up in Spartanburg SC. She attended Belhaven College in Jackson Mississippi and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She worked in the Jackson Public School system for nine years teaching first and second grade and working as a Reading Recovery and literacy intervention teacher. Mrs. Lawrence moved to Raleigh with her family in 1998. She joined the Root family in 2002. She has taught second grade and kindergarten at Root. Mrs. Lawrence loves teaching kindergarten and especially loves teaching her students to read and helping to inspire in them a lifelong love of reading. She has been married to her husband Stephen for 29 year and has four sons: Justin, Matthew, Ryan and Noah. She enjoys watching her son play soccer and lacrosse, playing with her dog Zoey, reading, and spending time at the beach with her family.

 Allison Paysour, Teacher

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Allison Paysour, Teacher

Miss Paysour was born in Charlotte, North Carolina.  For her undergrad, she went to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she obtained a BA in Child and Family Development (B-K) in 2002.   She taught 1 year in Gaston County at the elementary school where she went when she was little.  She even taught with a few of her former teachers.  Miss Paysour came to Root in the fall of 2003.  She loved the family feel of the small school and has been here ever since.  After teaching for 6 years, she attended Campbell University and obtained her Masters degree with honors in 2010.  Miss Paysour enjoys singing, going to plays (especially Les Misérables  & Wicked), and spending time with loved ones and friends.

 Emily Wade, Instructional Assistant

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Emily Wade, Instructional Assistant