Live an invented life that works for your family, with command of your child's education.
Highly strategic approach to learning.
Community of solution seekers.
For families new to homeschooling, experienced families with the need for community, and those who are committed to rigor, excellence, and freedom.
As a a Private Membership Association, Roots functions outside the public domain to provide the freedom for families to choose how their children will learn.
"My heart is so full of happiness and love and just RELIEF that Roots exists, or is about to exist, and evolve with you and these amazing kids, and amazing humans you spoke about."
~ Roots mom
Meet the Founder
Welcome! I'm Kristin.
A former healthcare sales/business development executive, Kristin M. Jones is a lifelong learner, strategic thinker, and voracious researcher.
She notices and can articulate big-picture connections.
Kristin is an entrepreneurial early adopter of, and enthusiastic advocate for new paradigms. She deeply appreciates teenagers who refuse to tolerate the adult hypocrisy with which they are often surrounded.
Over the years, as the mother of a dyslexic daughter and a clinical assessment professional who trained medical providers, she has studied the current school system with great interest; school is clearly failing students, teachers, families, and local communities.
As an unschooling parent and former college admissions counselor, she is highly optimistic that each of us can create the most powerful "right fit" setting for our own education, and that this is changing the world.
Roots has a home in the Pleasant Green community of Durham, NC
The Pleasant Green United Methodist Church, an important anchor institution of this rural area, has opened its doors to the Roots kids. In addition to a charming classroom space, which is home base for its well-established and highly respected Afterschool, Summer Camp, and VBS programs, the church facility has:
19 acres of beautifully groomed outdoor space
wooded hiking trail
large, open, grassy field space ideal for group field games
small traditional playground space shaded by historic trees
wide, paved driveways and large parking lots perfect for easy traffic flow
a visionary leadership team of dedicated volunteers, headed by the dynamic Pastor Laura (she's great fun - kids love her upbeat energy!)