June 25, 2018

The school year approaches, and it’s time to start thinking about kindergarten. ​We understand many questions can come to mind in the process of preparing your child, and yourself, for that first year in “big school.” The overarching question: With so many options available, where should we go? As of this year, High Hopes is officially tossing our name into that discussion. In this post, we will outline what our kindergarten will look like – the practical application and benefits of a truly inclusive model of education, the experience and knowledge provided by a highly qualified staff, the deep level of resources available to ensure each child’s complete success, and of course all the fun we’re going to have!

February 7, 2018

Over 33 years ago, five families and one speech therapist got together and conceived an environment that would be equipped to provide complete education and daily care for children of all levels of abilities and needs.  A place where children with special needs could attend preschool in a classroom alongside their typically-developing peers, and also receive their necessary therapies. With nothing but that basic model in mind, High Hopes was born. As it turned out, the special model forged by those five founding families met a need that went far beyond their own.  Today, having pulled through some tough times and enjoyed some prosperous ones too, High Hopes is now the strongest it’s ever been. Learn more about our unique model and our mission...

January 15, 2018

We’d like to take a minute to get to know our Executive Director here at High Hopes, Gail Powell!  We sat down with Gail to pick her brain about herself, her job, and her involvement with High Hopes.

Gail has been with High Hopes for several years.  She lives in Franklin with her husband Ben, and together they have three children: two sons Cary and Cayce, and one daughter Kimberly.  With 9 grandchildren to boot, they have a large family.  Gail loves it, she says.  “It’s a lot of fun.”

Gail and Ben are active in their church, where Gail served on the preschool board for about ten years, and both have really grown roots in the Franklin community.

Gail is originally from Amarillo, Texas.  She studied near her hometown, and lived and worked there for many years.  Then one day...

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