Leah Sopko & Julie Kesler
My name is Leah Sopko and this will be my second 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 8. We love to travel, see family, hang out with friends, and volunteer at our church.
My name is Julie Kesler and this is my second year here at Mustard Seed as an assistant. I am excited to be joining Leah in the 5s class this year. I have lived in Franklin for over seven years now and we love it here. I have been married to my husband Will for 25 years and we have three children. Bennett is a junior at Furman University; Ellen is a sophomore at Samford University; and my youngest, Walker, is a sophomore in high school. I love spending my days at Mustard Seed with the kids and look forward to getting to know them this year.
Ashley Stamps & Leslie McCaskey
I’m Ashley Stamps and I am thrilled to be teaching 5s at Mustard Seed! This is my first year to be apart of this wonderful school. My father was in the Marine Corp so I have moved all over the world. I graduated from Western Kentucky University where I earned my degree in education. I then moved to Nashville where I met my husband of eight years. We have two children. A son in second grade and a daughter in Kindergarten. I love to run, spend time with family and friends, and attend sporting events. I look forward to watching the young minds and hearts of children grow. I’m excited to see what this year holds and find the joy in everyday!
My name is Leslie McCaskey. This is my sixth year at Mustard Seed Preschool and my third year working with the 5’s. I grew up in Franklin, TN and spent some time working in London after college. I have been married to my husband, Skye, for 16 years and have a son named Britain, who attended MSP for 3 years and is now in the 6th Grade at Hillsboro in Leipers Fork. In addition to being working with kids at MSP, I serve on the advisory board and work with the administration team on the website and social media.
Delyn Redmond & Beth Hamric
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 Beth Hamric. I have lived in Georgia all of my life until moving to Tennessee(October 2018) because of my husband’s career. Todd and I met in college and have been married for 32 years. We have three children; twin boys, Phillip(24) and Andrew(24) and our daughter, Mari Hart(17). My degree is in Early Childhood Education where I have over 20 years experience working with children. I am so excited to be a part of Mustard Seed Preschool! I love serving God through His little ones and watching them grow academically, socially, and emotionally. I also enjoy reading God’s word, cooking, decorating and most of all spending time with my family and friends.
Phyllis Knox & Lean Boonstra
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My name is Leah Boonstra. I live in Franklin with my wonderful husband Tim and our two sons (Grant is a freshman at Western Kentucky University and Darren is a freshman at Centennial High School). This is my 9th year at MSP. I taught preschool in Fort Myers, FL for 8 years before my family and I moved to Franklin in 2012. I am so grateful that the Lord led me to MSP and I feel truly privileged to serve here. In my free time I enjoy family time, hiking, jogging, bargain shopping and watching Darren run cross country and track.