Administrative Preschool Team
Roelke previously served as the department chair for Student Support Services at Independence High, where she supported efforts to create an inclusive learning experience. She holds a master’s degree in special education from Lipscomb University.
Associate Director of Preschool Operations
Melanie has worked in education as a classroom teacher and administrator since 1996 with more than 15 years of focus on Pre-K learning and growth. She holds a master’s degree in management from Lipscomb University.
Education Resources Assistant
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.
Jim Powell (Mr. P)
Phone: 615-661-5437 ext. 313
Mr. P graduated from the Ringling School of Art and he received his substitute teacher's certification from Utah State University. He has 25 years experience as a sales and marketing executive, as well as 40 years as a teacher and coach. He and his wife, Nancy, have one son. Mr. P enjoys drawing, painting, creating, cooking, spending time with Nancy, and Vanderbilt athletics.