School Administrative Team

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Sarah Roelke
Director of Education
Phone: 615-550-1444
Email: sroelke@highhopesforkids.org

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.

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Jessica Mizell
Admissions & Curriculum Coordinator
Phone: 615-550-1447
Email: jmizell@highhopesforkids.org

Jessica joined High Hopes in October 2016. 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 1/2 years, where she coordinated the educational testing program, designed tutor training curriculum, and facilitated the orientation and training or approximately 100 tutors. She also served iin similar roles at Florida State University and LSU. Originally from Baton Rouge, Jessica relocated to Franklin from Ames, Iowa. 

Kristen Robertson
Program Coordinator
Email: krobertson@highhopesforkids.org
Linda Cairatti
Education Resources Assistant
Phone: 615-550-1438
Email: lcairatti@highhopesforkids.org

Linda joined the High Hopes staff in October, 2011 and has served as floater, co-teacher, and her current role. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois.  She is married with two grown daughters and enjoys reading and gardening.

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Taylor is a Registered Nurse; she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Auburn University in 2015. She has worked in a variety of settings in Nashville including in Adult Medical Intensive Care Units and Pediatrician offices.