Brooke Lord & Sharon Winfield
My name is Brooke and I feel so blessed to be part of Mustard Seed Preschool! I love working with children and look forward to every day the Lord allows me to be a teacher at MSP. My husband and I moved to Thompson’s Station, TN almost two years ago, from Raleigh, N.C. to be closer to family. I have three wonderful, grown stepchildren, Brittney, Taylor, and Kelsey. We attend Grace Chapel Church. Before coming to Tennessee, I worked as a 2nd grade teacher at a private Christian school. I have taught 2nd and 3rd grade in public and private schools in North Carolina. I have a K-6 teaching license from East Carolina University. I also have an undergraduate degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Health & Exercise Science from Furman University in South Carolina. I am an exercise fanatic and like to lift weights and run. I also love spending time with my family, reading, and learning more about God’s word through Bible study. I know the Lord has a special plan for each child in my classroom. I pray I will be His hands and feet as I share the good news of Jesus with each little soul.
My name is Sharon Winfield and I have been blessed to live in lovely Franklin for 20 years. I am married to Charlie and we have 3 children who are living in DC, Austin and San Antonio. I have been a member of Christ Community Church for 14 years and came to know Christ when I was 18. I love working with Preschool age children and know that this is time when a foundation of learning begins. I taught a 4 year class when my children were in preschool and starting 1st grade. I have also taught Preschool Sunday School for many years. I am excited to get to know your child and show God’s love to them. This is my first year at Mustard Seed Preschool and I feel the love of community just attending the orientation.
Phyllis Knox & Lisa Stanford
My name is Phyllis Knox and this is my 5th year to teach the 5s at MSP. I have been married to my husband , Wally, for 37 years. We have 4 children and a 3 year old grandson, Wallace. My previous teaching experience includes 3rd and 4th grade, kindergarten, preschool as well as homeschooling 2 of my children through high school. I feel very privileged to be a part of the MSP family. It is one of the sweetest environments I’ve ever been a part of!
My name is Lisa Stanford. This is my first year working at Mustard Seed! I am very excited to be apart of this special school! I grew up in Walnut Creek, CA and moved to TN 14 years ago. I have been married to my husband, Joe, for 10 years, and we have three children: Colton (8), Jentry (6), and Sawyer (4). I Love spending time with my family, singing, and riding horses. I feel so blessed to be working with your children, and am looking forward to a great year.
Delyn Redmond & Leanne Duplessis
My name is Delyn Redmond. I have been teaching for the better part of 30 years…and I’ve loved every minute of it! I speak “5 year old,” and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have been at MSP since we opened the doors in 2004 (they can’t get rid of me). I have a BS degree in Education from the University of Montevallo. I enjoy playing at Interior design, sewing, and beading. I love my faith, family, and football in ranking order. I have 3 amazing children and a wonderful husband Charley who works for Show Hope. We are strong advocates for orphans and adoption. We pray for the day when every child has a forever family.
My name is Leanne Duplessis and this is my fourth year as an Assistant teacher in the 5’s class. I have been happily married to my husband, Michael, for 18 years. I have four children, which are a true gift and blessing from God. I have two children in High School this year, which I can hardly even believe how fast time flies by. Ryder is a Senior this year, and my oldest daughter, Skyler, is a Freshman. Kaylee is 12 and is in her 7th grade year. Joss is our youngest, and he is 9 and has begun his 4th grade year. We are New Orleans, LA natives, but have lived in Franklin, TN for the past 12 years. We are a very close knit family and enjoy any activity that allows us to spend time together. Some of our favorite family activities include playing games, sports, going to festivals, hiking and almost any outdoor activity. I have a deep love for children and am honored and excited to have the opportunity to teach your children. Children hold a special place in my heart, and I truly feel that teaching preschool was God’s calling for me.
Leah Sopko & Leslie McCaskey
My name is Leah Sopko and this will be my first year as a lead teacher for the 5s at MSP. I am so grateful to be a part of such a loving school with so many wonderful students and families as well as staff members. I was born and raised in the small town of Johnston, Rhode Island. I graduated from Trinity Christian Academy when I was 16. From there, I went to the Community College of Rhode Island for two years then transferred to Valley Forge Christian College near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I majored in private education, pre-K through 6th grade and graduated in December 2005. Throughout my education I worked in preschools and nannied for many years. While in college, I met my wonderful and loving husband, Matt. Shortly after we married in 2006, he transferred to Belmont University, which brought us to the wonderful state of Tennessee. We fell in love with this beautiful state and made it our home. After six years of marriage, God blessed us with our beautiful daughter, Isabella, who is now 7. We love to travel, see family, hang out with friends, and volunteer at our church.
My name is Leslie McCaskey. This is my fourth year at Mustard Seed Preschool and my first year in the 5’s. I grew up in Franklin, TN and spent some time working in the UK after college. I have been married to my husband, Skye, for 14 years and have a son named Britain, who attended MSP for 3 years and is now in 4rd Grade at Pearre Creek Elementary. In addition to being working with kids at MSP, I serve on the advisory board and work with the administration team on the website, photography and social media.