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The Roots PCS Team

Our team of dedicated Administrators and Teachers brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the classroom. They are passionate about teaching and are committed to providing our students with the support they need to succeed. Get to know our team members below:


Rasheki M. Kuykendall



Gail Stewart-Gray

Lead Teacher (Pre-Primary)


Kim "Khadija" Bryant-Hughes

Lead Teacher (K-5)

Principal - As Principal of Roots PCS, Rasheki Kuykendall, brings over 15 years of classroom experience. Her inspiring manner has motivated students not only to enter academic competitions but to excel, taking top prizes in a citywide science fair and a geography bee.  Ms. Kuykendall is an outstanding educator who is simultaneously nurturing the roots of African pride and academic excellence among her students.

Roseanna Nwaogu

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer - As Roots PCS CFO, Mama Rose, as she is affectionatley called has produced clean edits every single year she has been Roots. Knowledgeable and meticulas, she keeps our school finacial afloat and growing.


Keviana Holmes

Data & Office Manager

Data & Office Manager - A demonstrated background of working in the nonprofit sector. Professional background includes administrative/office support and event planning. Recently obtained Master of Science Administration (MSA) with a concentration in Organizational Development. Strong interest in Human Resources field; evaluating organizational climate/culture to improve employee retention, engagement, and organizational effectiveness.


Dr. Jesse Sharpe

Board of Directors, Chair

Chaird, Board of Directors - Dr. Sharpe is a former parent and teacher at Roots Activity Learning center, the sister school of RPCS. He has also authored several books, and is the CEO of Sharpe Publications.

Tatjana Palmer 

Interim Kindergarten Teacher

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Betty Laichena,

Elementary Teacher

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Camara Nicholes

Elementary Teacher

Alethea Bell



Joanne Smith

Pre-Primary Teacher


Jasmine Holloway

Assist. Elem. Teacher

Michelle Abney-Love

Pre-Primary Teacher

Twilah Anthony

SPED (Kindergarten)

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