Kitchen Staff

Miss Sandy – Kitchen Staff

Miss Sandy volunteered at HSELC when her granddaughter attended the school, but since 1999 she has been an integral part of the center’s staff. Once a bookkeeper by trade, she now spends her time in the artful pursuit of nutritious food for hungry children and teachers.

Miss Sandy’s husband Butch also has a connection with the center. His company, Butch Arnold’s Painting, is responsible for painting the exterior of HSELC. When not helping her husband in his business, Miss Sandy spends time in the company of her granddaughter.

After preparing and serving breakfast, lunch and snacks to children for many years, Miss Sandy can say with authority that children will in fact eat nutritious food. “Parents are surprised on how good their children eat and the new foods they will try.”

She adds, “This is a really good school. Bring your kids here.”


Miss Hope – Kitchen Staff
At just eighteen years of age, Miss Hope began working at HSELC. She took a break to have a son and a daughter and then came right back. She has now been a member of the Kitchen Staff for nine straight years.

“I enjoy getting the kids to try food that they might not be familiar with,” she says. “We know the food is good since we made it ourselves in the HSELC kitchen, and we love it when they think it’s good too.”

Taking care of her children along with her husband Robert doesn’t leave Miss Hope much time for hobbies, but she has become very interested in scrapbooking and sees her daughter developing an interest in it also.



Hobe Sound Early Learning Center
11580 SE Gomez Avenue
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455

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Fax: 772-546-5480
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