Tues/Thurs

Marie Caskey & Janice Minucci

My name is Marie Caskey. I am excited to start my first year at Mustard Seed Preschool. My husband (Jason) and I have been married for 13 years. We have 3 children – McKenleigh (12),  Rhys (8) and Rory (6). I have taught 4’s at Forest Hills day school and subbed for many years. I love spending my day teaching children the love of the Lord. When I am not teaching, our family loves game night, camping, traveling, watch watching football. I am thankful to be hear at MSP.

My name is Janice Minucci and this is my 12th year at MSP.  I graduated from The King’s College in NY with a degree in Business Administration and Economics.  I worked as a Training and Development Specialist with Reader’s Digest before I had our girls.  My family and I moved from CT to TN 15 years ago.  Steve and I have been married for 30 years.  We have three girls.  Sarah is continuing her education at Virginia Commonwealth University, Julia is working and living in Waco, TX and Allie is a senior at Lee University.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, learning about Jesus, hospitality and cooking, watching British Period Dramas and imparting my “wisdom” to my daughters, ha!  What a treat it is for me to work with the children and families at MSP.

Wed/Fri

Marie Caskey & Laura Coughlin

My name is Marie Caskey. I am excited to start my first year at Mustard Seed Preschool. My husband (Jason) and I have been married for 13 years. We have 3 children – McKenleigh (12),  Rhys (8) and Rory (6). I have taught 4’s at Forest Hills day school and subbed for many years. I love spending my day teaching children the love of the Lord. When I am not teaching, our family loves game night, camping, traveling, watch watching football. I am thankful to be hear at MSP.

My name is Laura Coughlin and I am beginning my 6th year at Mustard Seed Preschool. My husband, Kent, and I have been married 27 years. We recently lost our 23 year old son, Robert, and also have a 16 year old. Cooper. We have lived in Franklin for 13 years and are members at Cornerstone Presbyterian in downtown Franklin. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, reading, traveling, having coffee with friends and walking my dogs, Wrigley and Ivy.

Tues/Wed/Fri

Kati Wooten & Leah Boonstra

My name is Kati Wooten and this is my first year teaching at MSP. My husband, Chip, and I live in Franklin with our three kids – Annie (8), Emma Louise (5), and Charlie (3). I’m a Nashville native who attended Belmont University for undergrad, before going to Lipscomb University for my masters in education. I’ve previously taught grades 4-8, as well as preschool. When I’m not teaching, you can find me at CrossFit, drinking coffee, reading books, and driving my minivan full of kids to their various activities. I am so excited to be a part of the Mustard Seed family, and cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for my sweet students this year! 

My name is Leah Boonstra. I live in Franklin with my wonderful husband Tim and our two sons (Grant is a junior at Centennial High School and Darren is a 7th grader at Heritage Middle School). This is my 8th 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 lead me here to MSP and I feel truly privileged to serve here. In my free time I enjoy hiking, jogging, bargain shopping and watching Grant and Darren run cross country and track.

Tues/Wed/Thurs

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 this is my second year at Mustard Seed Preschool.  Last year I was a floater and this year I am excited to be an assistant for the 4’s.  MSP is a special place and I so enjoy the woman, parents and children that grace the halls.  My husband, Davis, and I have been married for 19 years and have been blessed with two sons, Max (18) – a freshman at the University of Tennessee and Nate (16) – a junior at Franklin High School.  I have a degree in Marketing from Michigan State University.  My career led me to Atlanta from Michigan where I met my Mississippi-born husband on a blind date!  His career transplanted us to Franklin.  We’ve been in Franklin for 14 years and never want to leave!  We are members of Cross Point Church and I have been a small group leader in their elementary environments for many years, as well as, a leader in their 3/4 preschool environment.  I enjoyed the preschoolers so much that it lead me to pursue a position at MSP!  My free time is spent cheering on my boys at their hockey, soccer, band and swim events.  I also love to hike, read, volunteer, travel and spend time with family and friends.  I am excited to see what God has in store for this year.

Tues/Wed/Thurs

Ellen Grassmann & Jessica Michaud

My name is Ellen Grassmann. This is my 13th year as a teacher at MSP and I love what I do! Just a little about me. I was born in Minnesota, Don and I have been married for 41 years, I worked as a Registered Nurse many years ago, and we have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren that we adore. I love Jesus, teaching at MSP, enjoy the outdoors, travel, bike riding, and being with my girlfriends.

Jessica Michaud: Bio Coming Soon

Tues/Wed/Thurs

Sarah Elliott & Shelly Oliver

My name is Sarah Elliott and this is my third year on staff at Mustard Seed Preschool. My husband, Jason and I have been married for 20 years. We have three wonderful children; Hannah (Senior) and AJ (Sophomore), both at Franklin High School, and Evie, who is a Mustard Seed graduate and in 1st grade at Walnut Grove Elementary! My family moved here from San Diego, California, where I taught preschool at Horizon Prep. I studied Psychology and Early Childhood Education at the University of California, Riverside. When I am not loving on sweet kiddos in the classroom, you can usually find me cheering on my kids at their many sporting events, playing tennis, kayaking, or just having fun with family and friends! It is an honor to be a part of the Mustard Seed Family and serve alongside such an amazing and loving group of women. I am excited to see all God is going to do this year! I am praying for each child to grow academically, as they develop a lifelong love of learning, and for each child to grow spiritually, as they learn more about God’s grace and love!

Shelly Oliver: Bio Coming Soon 

Tues/Thurs

Traci Zegelien & Racheal Lopez

My name is Traci Zegelien, and this year is my eighth year on staff at Mustard Seed. My husband Paul and I have been married for 17 years, our son Lucas is 13 years old, and our shepherd-lab mix Clark is 7 years old. We currently live in Spring Hill and attend and serve at Rolling Hills Community Church in Franklin. I grew up in Indiana and went to college in east Tennessee. I attended Bryan College; I played basketball and volleyball there and earned my degree in education and Bible. I’ve taught middle school reading and language arts in Clarksville and Nashville since 1995, earned a Master’s degree in education and spent one year serving as a literacy coach to nine Metro schools before taking time off to start our family. Our son Lucas is MSP alumni and in sixth grade this school year. I’m so grateful to be a part of Mustard Seed staff, among authentic women of faith who are gifted in loving kids well, and I’m especially glad about being a part of the Fours teaching team. This school year, I hope to stretch our students academically, but most importantly plant and nurture God’s Word in their hearts and minds, helping them develop a greater understanding of who He is. What an honor and privilege it is to partner with you in your child’s preschool education!

My name is Racheal Lopez and I am excited to start my third year at Mustard Seed Preschool. I have been a Nanny for a Mustard Seed family for 10 years, and I have experienced first hand the wonderful impact that Mustard Seed Preschool has on students. I have lived in Nashville for 26 years, but I have lived in seven different states and overseas. I am a potter, and I work mostly out my own home studio. I also love to read, go to flea markets and craft shows, and spend time with my family.