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The Roots Team.

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Tanza Terrell, Roots ALC Director

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It is such a joy to share and be apart of a dream, a legacy, a foundation, and a family such as Roots Activity Learning Center. I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside great educators and a team to help educate and liberate the minds of the children, Roots Activity Learning Center’s future. As the Director of Roots Activity Learning Center, I am inspired to continue the race of serving the families and the communities with Love, Respect, Dignity, and empowerment. WE ARE THE ROOTS and together we


WILL WIN. I have been a part of the Roots family for over 20 years. I am a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Back Child Development institute, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Ashford University. I am a mother and a grandmother that is proud to have both children and grandchildren be a part of the root’s family. I am thankful for all that were before me that paved the way for me to be here today. I am dedicated and committed to continuing the mission and philosophy of Roots Activity Learning Center. 

Mama Tanza Terrell, Current Director
Roots activity Learning Center


Jamese Simmon, CDA
Teacher (Infant Cener)
Joyce Achugbu, BA
Teacher (Toddler 1&2)
Mercadise Thomas, CDA
Teacher (Infant Center)
Renada Murphy
Assist. Teacher (Toddler 2 & 3)
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