Julie Cook, Teacher

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Julie Cook, Teacher

Mrs. Cook was born and grew up in Durham, N.C.  She moved to Raleigh in 1999.  She graduated from Broughton High School and then went on to attend Appalachian State University and received her BA in Elementary Education.  She began working at Root in the fall of 2007.  Later she attended Campbell University for a Master’s in Education.  She is married to Jakob, a Durham Firefighter and they have two children: LilyBeth and Trip.  Mrs. Cook loves teaching at Root. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Cook also enjoys movies, plays (Wicked!), bowling and family trips to the beach and the lake.

 

 Cynthia Hiller, Teacher

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Cynthia Hiller, Teacher

Ms. Hiller is originally from Togo, West Africa but moved to NC when she was small and has lived here ever since. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Appalachian State University in 2013 with a degree in Elementary Education. After graduating, Ms. Hiller taught for 4 years in Harnett County before moving to Raleigh to teach third grade at Root. When she's not teaching, she enjoys being outdoors with her dog Coal, going to the mountains, spending time with her family and consuming all things chocolate! Ms. Hiller is looking forward to a great year!

 Lisa Hodnett, Instructional Assistant

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Lisa Hodnett, Instructional Assistant

 Kim Stanton, Teacher

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Kim Stanton, Teacher

Mrs. Stanton is from Virginia Beach, VA. She wanted to be a teacher since 3rd grade (thanks Mrs. Burgess, Kempsville Elementary). She received her BA in Elementary Education from Norfolk State University. She taught Kindergarten in Virginia Beach for 10 years. She moved to North Carolina in 2002 and taught 2nd grade until 2007 when she and her husband had twins, Audrey and Nathan, who have been students at Root since Kindergarten.  In 2014, she was fortunate to be hired as a first grade Teacher Assistant at Root. It was this experience, the first grade team, the staff and families at Root that inspired her to come back to teaching. 

When not teaching Mrs. Stanton enjoys spending time with her family and friends, loves being outdoors walking, and attending plays or musicals. She believes that salt air and sand can cure all her woes and loves the beach.  

 Addison Yancey, Teacher

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Addison Yancey, Teacher