Principal's Message

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Welcome to Root Elementary School

Jason Edwards, Principal

It is an honor and privilege to be the principal at Root Elementary. I look forward to working with you this year to grow your children academically, socially and emotionally. I am excited to meet each of you and your children. Our focus will be to foster engaging learning to advance students to reach their full potential with a friendly welcoming environment. We will continue to build a community of learners comprised of dedicated staff, parents, and students. We will maintain high levels of achievement by challenging all students to attain their maximum learning potential in a safe, nurturing environment through innovative teaching strategies, student leadership, and community support.

Throughout my employment with the Fayetteville Public School District, I have been given the opportunity to build on my strengths of collaborating, being data driven and creating a vision to help all students succeed. I have worked for the district for over twelve years in four different positions. These include behavior special education class teacher, 1st-grade teacher, physical education teacher and assistant principal. These experiences coupled with my desire to build relationships with students, parents, and teachers, along with technology innovation have prepared me for this remarkable opportunity as Root Elementary principal.

We also have outstanding new teachers, office assistant, and assistant principal to add to our incredible staff at Root Elementary. We would like to introduce and welcome the following to our Root team!

  • Assistant Principal - Claire Garrett
  • Office Assistant - Jennifer Krizman
  • ESL Teacher - Tammi Ben 
  • School Psychology Specialist - Caroline McLeod (Root/Asbell)
  • Rebecca Webb - Technology Instructional Specialist
  • Kindergarten Teacher - Caroline Faulkner
  • 1st Grade Teacher - Amy Coulter
  • 2nd Grade Teacher - Staci Schirling
  • 3rd Grade Teacher - Krista Crouch
  • SPED Resource - Elizabeth Brewster

“Learning happens together.” We are committed to our students, teachers, staff, and our families and look forward to joining with you in this responsibility of growing the future.

All the best, 

Jason Edwards, Principal
Root Elementary School