New director of education hired at High Hopes

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Sarah Roelke

Sarah Roelke is the director of education at High Hopes Development Center.

High Hopes Development Center has 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

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What a shiny person! What a smile! It looks like the person loves what she is doing! I really think that everybody needs to do what he/she loves in this life and only then we can be happy! I wrote a reflective essay recently (you can check some useful sources here and my main point was that we can share happiness when we are happy ourselves.

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