Administrative Preschool Team

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.

Melanie Anderson
Associate Director of Preschool Operations
Phone: 615-550-1442
Email: manderson@highhopesforkids.org

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.

Linda Cairatti
Education Resources Assistant
Phone: 615-550-1438
Email: lcairatti@highhopesforkids.org

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)
Coordinator/Facilities
Phone: 615-661-5437 ext. 313
Email: jpowell@highhopesforkids.org

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.

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Franklin, TN 37064   

​Tel: 615-661-5437 

​Fax: 615-309-8342    

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