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Mrs. Root

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About Me

I have been at Stargate for 16 years (Holy Moo Cow!) and have enjoyed everyday with these kiddos.  This is my 24th year in education.  I have previously taught 3rd, 4th, 5th grades, and 5/6 at Stargate for 11 years. When we decided to grow the 6th graders up to middle school, I decided to go with them.This is my 5th year in Middle School Language Arts. Last year was a fantastic adventure in middle school and I look forward to another great year this year.  I have a BA from UNC in Earth Science and Elementary Education, a MA also from UNC in Reading, and a graduate certificate in Gifted Education from DU.  I have state endorsements in Elementary Education, Reading, and as a Gifted Education Specialist.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband of 20 years, our 5 year old son (so soon!) and our 10 year old daughter (who is attending 5th grade at Stargate), and our two mini dachshunds. I love traveling, going to the mountains, spending time with friends and family and reading.  

What I Love about Teaching
It's something different every day.  These kids are amazing and the way they think is always an adventure. :)  Watching the learning process and how these kids make connections is energizing. I also love the life long connections that I have made with previous students.





How to Contact Me

Room - 136
Phone - 303-450-3936
email - shalaine.root@stargateschool.org


Class Information: Please find links to our classroom calendars here:

Connect A/B day

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