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High Hopes Preschool & Pediatric Therapy Clinic

301 High Hopes Court
Franklin, TN  37064
Phone:  615-661-5437
Main Fax:  615-309-8342
Clinic Fax:  615-277-2838

Preschool Hours of Operation:

7:00am - 6:00pm

Pediatric Therapy Clinic Hours of Operation:

8:00am - 6:00pm, therapy by appointment

Conveniently located off of I-65 in Franklin, Exit 65


Preschool Administration


Director of Education
Melanie Anderson, 615-550-1442

Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in English and Journalism from Tennessee Technological University.  She has worked in education since 1996, with more than 9 years of focus on Pre-K learning and growth.  Melanie and her husband have two grown sons, and she enjoys reading, golfing, and collecting antique glassware.


Renee Taylor
Curriculum Coordinator & Assistant to Preschool Director, 615-550-1444

Renee has eleven years of experience as a preschool teacher at Middle Tennessee Christian School and Smyrna Christian School.  She and her husband, Ron, have two daughters whom Renee homeschooled for nine years.  She enjoys boating, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.


Linda Cairatti, Education Resources Assistant, 615-550-1438

Linda holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois.  She has been with High Hopes as an Assistant Teacher, Floater, and now in her current role.  She is married with two grown daughters, and enjoys reading and gardening.


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Therapy Administration


Director of Clinical Services
Kristin Garner, MPT, 615-550-1445

Kristin Garner, MPT received her BS and MPT from Ohio University and has been with High Hopes as the Clinical Director since 2006.  She previously worked at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Acute Care, NICU, PCCU and Out-Patient.  Kristin also has work experience within the school system, Early Intervention and home health.  Her expertise is in NICU, Torticollis and Early Intervention.  Kristin is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Williamson County in 2001.  She is married to Todd Garner and is blessed with three beautiful children:  Carson, Dylann, and Emerson.

Clinic Intake Specialist
Bonnie St. Martin, 615-550-1446

Bonnie is a recent transplant to the Nashville area from Western Massachusetts. Her vast knowledge and experience comes from an extensive background in liberal arts with an emphasis on creative writing. Within the past few years, she has published numerous poems and is currently writing a children's book.  She has been a registered yoga teacher for over 5 years and currently teaches a class in Nashville.  Bonnie came to High Hopes as a part time assistant to the therapy department, but quickly expanded her position. In 2015/2016 she began writing grants for the development department, assisting former Director of Development, Bonnie Richardson, and together they raised close to ½ a million dollars for High Hopes. Currently, Bonnie is facilitating a new position that will offer respite and support for families of High Hopes children while expanding the mission of High Hopes to underserved areas in Middle Tennessee.


Clinic Reception
Debbie Carpenter, 615-550-1435


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For clinical billing questions, please contact 615-661-8929 and reference your High Hopes account number.


General Administration


Executive Director
Gail Powell, M.Ed., 615-550-1436

Gail joined High Hopes in 2007 as Executive Director.  Education and children have been Mrs. Powell's life as she has been an educator for more than thirty years.  She has been an elementary school teachers and an elementary school principal both in public and in private schools.  Powell was the Head of the Lower School for Battle Ground Academy for nine years.  Originally from Texas, Gail has lived in Franklin for thirteen years.  She is a graduate of Franklin Citizen's Police Academy and Leadership Franklin.  She is currently on the board of Youth Leadership Franklin and is an Ambassador for Williamson County Schools.  She also served as a committee member for the Franklin Tomorrow Education Strategy Group.

Director of Fund Development
Deb Enright, Ed.D., 615-550-1443

Deb is a Vassar College undergraduate, Vanderbilt University master and doctoral graduate, is an alumni of Leadership Brentwood and Leadership Franklin, served as the chair of the YMCA Maryland Farms board of directors, and currently serves as Vice President of the alumni board at Vassar College. She has several published writings as author, associate editor and editor regarding education leadership and has been a weekly opinions contributor to The Tennessean related to educational issues.

Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator
Cheryl Dean, 615-550-1437

Cheryl is a Nashville native and experienced small business owner.  She has worked in various administrative capacities in both corporate and small business arenas and has been with High Hopes since spring 2010.  Cheryl serves at High Hopes as the Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator.  Cheryl and her husband, Troy, have one daughter Brittany, three sons Bretton, Lucas & Jakob and one grandson Huston.  Cheryl enjoys spending time with family, friends, being outdoors, and having a creative outlet.

Executive Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator
Jessica Mizell, 615-550-1447

Jessica joined High Hopes in October 2016. She serves as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and the Volunteer Coordinator.  She earned a Master of Science in Human Resource Education and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from LSU. Prior to joining High Hopes, she worked in academic support for collegiate athletics for 10 years. Most recently, she served as a Learning Specialist at Iowa State University for 5 ½ years, where she coordinated the educational testing program, designed tutor training curriculum, and facilitated the orientation and training for approximately 100 tutors. She also served in similar roles at Florida State University and LSU. Originally from Baton Rouge, Jessica relocated to Franklin from Ames, Iowa.

Development Administrative Assistant & Event Coordinator
Kathy Morridson, 615-550-1451


Finance & Records Coordinator
Karen Dallas, 615-550-1441

Karen received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Lipscomb University.  She has 29 years of experience in corporate accounting as well as spending 1.5 years as a Children's Home House Parent.  She and her husband, Dennis, have two children: Rose and Paden.  Karen loves volunteering for service projects, camping, vacationing, reading, watching movies, and playing family games.



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