Ms. Alicia Hewitt

My name is Alicia, I am the art teacher here at MSP. My husband, Sam and I met in Ohio where we grew up, and shortly after being married, we moved to Nashville. We now live in Spring Hill with our two kids, Kaylen and Zoe and our basset hound Sophie. I truly love teaching kids about art and giving them a chance to experience different mediums! I have taught at Mustard Seed for 10 years now and I couldn’t imagine a better job for me!


Ms. Lynelle McDonald

My name is Lynelle McDonald and preschool music is what I do! It’s why I was born. It is my joy to teach little ones and it has been for more than 20 years. I have taught a wide range of music classes and piano lessons to preschoolers, home schoolers and even adults in the Nashville area since 1995. I have had the privilege to teach music at MSP for almost 7yrs. I knew I had to be a part of this special place when my three boys Hayden 19, Ryder 15, and Kieran 12 went through the program when they were 4 and 5years old. It is my sincere belief that Mustard Seed Preschool is a small slice of heaven on earth!


Ms. Ada Ruiz

My name is Ada Ruiz and this is my 3rd year with MSP! I teach Spanish and love it. I was born in New York and raised in Puerto Rico and I move to Franklin from Michigan in 1990 for my husband’s job. He works for General Motors. My husband and I had been married for almost 40 years and we have 4 daughters that are married and live near by in Franklin and Spring Hill areas. I also have 10 grandchildren who are my life. I am all about family, we are 20 members in our family and we enjoy every moment we spend together (which is quite a bit) I also love cooking and baking and last but not least my husband and I are pastors to “Harp of Sion Church” a small congregation in Franklin, for 28 years.  I had had work as an interpreter in Williamson County Court for 10 years on and off, and was a Probation Officer for Williamson County Adult Probation. My love for children is what makes me want to teach. I have taught in other schools but my best experienced has been in MSP!