Delyn Redmond & Anne Kayser
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 Anne Kayser. This is my second year at Mustard Seed Preschool. I feel so honored to be working as the teacher assistant in Delyn Redmond’s five-year old classroom. My greatest desire is to help create a welcoming, joyful, fun, and safe early learning experience for these special littles as they come to school each day. My hearts prayer is that God’s love would be expressed and shown to these children through my words, actions, and deeds in daily opportunities that the Lord brings each day. Also, that the Bible, His word of truth, as it is taught each day would penetrate their hearts and that every child would come to a greater understanding of who God is and how much He loves them. I have been married to Larry, the love of my life, for 44 years. We have been blessed with 4 beautiful daughters that have grown into four families of their own, 4 amazing son in-laws, and 11 treasured grandchildren who call us Nana and Papa. Larry is the marriage pastor at Fellowship Bible Church. What we call the “Built2Last” marriage ministry is something we have shared together for the last 13 years. We are passionate about building gospel centered marriages and bringing glory to God which in turn builds strong families. For the last 17 years we have had the privilege to be part of a team of couples who speak at FamilyLife Weekend to Remember marriage conferences. These conferences strengthen healthy marriages and renew hope to the hurting ones throughout the United States. I also thoroughly enjoyed working in the Williamson County School District at Hunters Bend Elementary School from 2006-2014 as a Teacher Assistant in the Special Needs Department and then substituted 2016-2019. What brings me joy is being still in God’s word, praying for others, bringing words of encouragement, coming along side others in their spiritual journey, seeing others succeed, singing God’s praises, family gatherings, my grandchildren, intimate friendships, opening my home to others, gardening, flowers, baking, traveling adventures, sunshine, swimming, boating, camping, hiking, picnics, sunrises, and sunsets. I am so looking forward to a great year at MSP, working in partnership with each of the parents, and caring for their precious children that have been entrusted to us.
Kristen Ruzicka & Ellen Grassmann
I’m Kristen Ruzicka and I’m so excited to be back with the MSP community! I am happy to be here for my second year at Mustard Seed. My husband and I moved here from the Chicago area (Go Bears! Go Cubbies!) almost seven years ago with our two children. I have a son in middle school and a daughter in third grade who attended the 4 day 5’s program at MSP years ago. It is a privilege to step into the role of teacher after experiencing this program as a parent. I have a degree in Elementary Education from Cornerstone University and taught K-2 for 13 years before having children. Since then I have pivoted to Early Childhood, teaching Movement and Music, PreK and Special Education over the last several years. I look forward to our year aheadl!
My name is Ellen Grassmann, and this is my 16th year at MSP. I was born in Minnesota. My husband, Don, and I have been married 44 years. I worked as a registered nurse many years ago at UNC Chapel Hill. We have lived in the Nashville area for 34 years and have 2 adult children and 3 precious grandsons. I love Jesus, studying his word, sharing his love with little ones and their families at MSP. When I’m not at MSP I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outdoors (traveling, bike riding, hiking, gardening, bird watching…) reading, and cooking. I look forward to another year at MSP and hope to serve you and your children well.
Phyllis Knox & Leah Boonstra
My name is Phyllis Knox and I’m starting my 8th year as a 5’s teacher. I truly feel called to be a part of this sweet school. I have an elementary education degree from Ole Miss and have taught 3rd and 4th grades , kindergarten and preschool. My husband and I have 4 children and 2 sweet grand babies. I love getting to spend time with my family and friends and our favorite place to relax is on the beach.
My name is Leah Boonstra. I live in Franklin with my wonderful husband Tim and our two sons (Grant is a junior at Western Kentucky University and Darren is a junior at Centennial High School). This is my 11th 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 it is a gift, honor, and privilege to serve here. Building relationships with my students and their families is one of my greatest joys. In my free time, I enjoy family time, hiking, jogging, and bargain shopping.
Barb Taylor & Kristin Linn
My name is Barb Taylor and I love teaching 4’s at MSP! I have a Bachelor of Music degree from Lambuth College with minors in Education and Church Music. My husband Brad and I are high school sweethearts. We have six wonderful children who are the joy of our life. I have served on the board of a local homeschool tutorial where I taught grades K-1. Additionally, I wrote curriculum and developed programs for children’s worship at Fellowship Bible Church for 12 years. I have been an instructor at Foundations Christian Academy for 6 years teaching both Kindergarten and 1st grade. I love studying God’s word, reading, watching my kids sporting events, and having the whole family gathered at the dinner table. It is a joy to share the love of Jesus with little ones at MSP!
My name is Kristin Linn and I look forward to my fourth year at MSP serving on the 4’s team! My husband, Davis, and I are officially empty nesters this year. Our oldest son Max, is a junior at Mississippi State and our youngest, Nate, is a freshman at Auburn. We have called Franklin home for 16 years and have loved it. I am originally from Michigan and have a BA from Michigan State in Marketing. We attend and serve at Cross Point Church. My love of serving in our church elementary and preschool environments lead me to pursue a position at MSP. I enjoy hiking, reading, volunteering, travel and spending time with family and friends. I am excited to see what God has planned for us this year!