High Hopes Names New Director of Education

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High Hopes Development Center named industry veteran Sarah Roelke as its new Director of Education. In her role, Roelke will coordinate the High Hopes curriculum and provide instructional leadership and supervision to the education staff.

“With her robust experience in education and leadership, High Hopes is thrilled to have Sarah join our team,” said Gail Powell, High Hopes Executive Director. “Her values perfectly align with ours, and together we look forward to maintaining an excellent place for young children to learn, play, and grow.” 

Roelke previously served as the department chair for Student Support Services at Independence High School, where she supported efforts to create an inclusive learning experience. She holds a master’s degree in special education from Lipscomb University.

High Hopes offers children of all developmental levels, regardless of physical or mental ability, the opportunity to learn academic, social and life skills necessary for future success. For more information on High Hopes’ educational programs, visit www.highhopesforkids.org/school. 

About High Hopes Development Center | High Hopes Development Center is a 35-year-old non-profit organization that loves, nurtures, and educates children with two integrated programs helping each child reach their maximum potential. Children ages 6 weeks to kindergarten, with and without special needs, are educated together in inclusive preschool classrooms by a team of experienced teachers supporting the individual needs of each child. High Hopes also offers an on-site pediatric therapy clinic, allowing children to receive therapy services during their preschool day. The outpatient pediatric therapy clinic provides occupational, speech, physical and feeding therapies to children from birth to 21 years. High Hopes gives children of all intellectual, physical and mental abilities the opportunity to learn and grow together in an environment that provides a strong foundation for future academic and social success.