Administrative Preschool Team

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Sarah Roelke
Director of Education
Phone: 615-550-1444

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
Associate Director of Preschool Operations
Phone: 615-550-1447

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. 

Linda Cairatti
Education Resources Assistant
Phone: 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.

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.