Welcome to myKaylaPhoto.jpg classroom website! I am Mrs. Root and I'm thrilled to be teaching kindergarten at Cascade Elementary for the fourth year! I was born and raised in the Seattle area. My husband and I have one son, Finn, as well as two cats named Peach and Dragon, and a guinea pig named Melon. I earned my bachelor degree from the University of Idaho in Early Childhood Development and Educations and I’m completing my masters in Educational Technology from the American College of Education. I hold a teaching certificate in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education.


I have high expectations for my students and will do my very best to help your kindergartener become a respectful, strong, confident learner. I have a philosophy that children thrive and succeed in a setting where they can rely on routines and structure. I am consistent in my expectations. I believe that children often rise to a challenge, so I aim to have my kindergarteners reach very high goals. I add a great deal of humor to our days, and teach in several different ways, to meet the needs of all my students.  Our classroom is a safe place where respect and kindness is an expectation for every member. Here you will find information about events in our classroom as well as useful resources to support your kindergartener.