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.
Assistant to Preschool Director
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.
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.