Ms. Brooke Lord (Lead) & Ms. Gay McGee
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 Gay McGee. I have been at MSP as an assistant teacher for three years. I was a preschool teacher in Georgia for twenty years. I have four adult children and five grandchildren that live here in Franklin. I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, reading, the beach and working with preschoolers.
Ms. Leah Boonstra & Ms.Phyllis Knox (Lead)
I am Leah Boonstra and this is my 5th year at MSP. I taught preschool in 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 Mustard Seed and I feel so privileged to serve here. In my free time, I enjoy jogging, hiking, bargain shopping and watching my two sons (ages 9 and 14) play soccer.
My name is Phyllis Knox and this is my second year to teach the 5s at MSP. I have been married to my husband , Wally, for 35 years this May. We have 4 children and are happy to be new grandparents to 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.
Ms. Leanne & Ms. Delyn Redmond (Lead)
My name is Leanne Duplessis and this is my first year as an Assistant teacher in the 5’s class. I have been happily married to my husband, Michael, for 15 years. I have four children, which are a true gift and blessing from God. Ryder is 14 and is a Freshman in High School. My oldest daughter, Skyler, is 12 and is in the sixth grade. Kaylee is 9 and is in her 4th grade year. Joss is our youngest, and he is 7 and has begun his 1st grade year. We are New Orleans, LA natives, but have lived in Franklin, TN for the past 9 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.
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.