Ms. Janice Minucci & Ms. Jennifer Guerrero (Lead)



My name is Jennifer and I’ve taught Pre-K and 1st grade for 7 yrs before taking time off to start a family. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. I then went on to teach at a Christian school in Georgia before moving to Franklin with her husband 9 yrs ago. In addition to my role as and educator to children, I have also taught many adults how to improve their health as a certified fitness trainer and sports nutritionist. I have been married for 12 years and have a 5 yr old son and 3 yr old daughter who also attend MSP. I have loved being a stay at home mom but am excited to join the MSP family as a 4s teacher this year. I have a passion for teaching and especially for leading children into a closer walk with their Lord and Savior.


My name is Janice Minucci and this is my 8th year at MSP.  I graduated from the 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 11 years ago.  Steve and I have been married for 26 years.  We have three girls.  Sarah is working on her PhD at Virginia Commonwealth University, Julia is a junior at Lee University and Allie is a senior at Franklin High School.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, learning about Jesus, hospitality and cooking, teaching 2nd graders at church, riding my bike, 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. 


Ms. Jodie Sweet (Lead) & Ms. Laura Coughlin

I am Laura Coughlin and am excited to begin my second year with Mustard Seed Preschool. Last year, I was a floater one day a week and substituted other days. Now, I am blessed to be with your children two days a week. I grew up in Hendersonville so I consider the Nashville area home. After graduating from Western Kentucky University, I served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ at Florida State. Since being married to Kent, I have done administrative work at a women’s pregnancy center, worked at The Disney Store, owned my own sewing business and lately, in addition to Mustard Seed, I also substitute teach in the Williamson County School system along with doing some contract work with Fleet Feet’s training coordinator. Kent and I have been married for 23 years and have two boys. Robert is a freshman at Western Kentucky University and Cooper is a 7th grader at Grassland Middle. We have lived in Franklin for 9 years and are members of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church here in Franklin. When I get some free time, I love to sew, run, read, run some more, play games with my family, and run.

My name is Jodie Sweet and I am excited to begin my second year teaching at Mustard Seed. My family and I moved to Franklin 2 years ago, and we love it here!! I have been married to Rob for 15 years and we have 3 daughters: Ansley (11), Elysa (8), and Karis (5). I graduated from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have taught 2 nd grade for 3 years, and Pre-K/Kinder for 6 years. I also enjoy teaching Sunday School in my girls’ classrooms. I love teaching children, and especially when I have the privilege of introducing them to Jesus. Thank you for sharing your precious little ones with me. I look forward to a great year!!


Ms. Julie
Ms. Kimberly Burr (Lead)

Ms. Julie’s bio coming soon!

Hello, I’m Kimberly and I am in my 2nd year of teaching at msp. My first year was as an assistant and this year as a lead teacher. I consider myself very blessed to be able to teach at msp, not just because we have the greatest staff, but because of the principles we adhere to. I truly believe that each child needs to be taught as a whole person and must feel as if they are loved, accepted and encouraged wholly by their teachers. They are each an individual creation and my hope is to relate to them and teach them with that in mind. I taught preschool (2’s & 3’s) as well as music at our church preschool in Oklahoma where we lived for 10 years before moving here to Franklin 11 years ago. My husband and I have been married for 27 years and have 3 children. We also gained a new daughter last year when my oldest son married in October. I am very excited to be back teaching!



Ms. Laura Ervin (Lead) & Ms. Susan Caldwell

Hi! I’m Laura Ervin and I am the Lead teacher. I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia. We have lived in Nashville for 16 years now. I am married to my husband Chris and we’ve been married for 27 years this October. We have two children. My son Jonathan is my youngest at 20 years old. He is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee studying business. My daughter Lauren, 23, just graduated from Western Kentucky University and is about to start her graduate degree at Northwestern University in Chicago. She is studying Audiology. We are empty nesters now.

My name is Susan Caldwell and I’m new to Mustard Seed and Franklin. I grew up in Knoxville where I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Human Services. I have spent the past 20 years on staff with Young Life, a ministry to high school kids. I have also spent the past 20 years married to my best friend, Scott. We have three kiddos Katy Ann (13), Austin (11), and Chesney (5). This summer the Lord moved us to middle Tennessee for Scott’s new role in Young Life. I feel so blessed that He led me to Mustard Seed and am privileged to love on and pour into your kids every day!


Ms. Ellen Grassman (Lead) & Ms. Michelle Hancock

My name is Ellen and this is my 9th year at MSP and I am blessed to be here. I grew up in Minnesota and came to Tennessee by way of Indiana and North Carolina. Don and I have been married for 37years. A long time ago I was a Registered Nurse . We have two adult children and three precious grandsons ages one to thirteen. I love Jesus, teaching at MSP, the outdoors, traveling, bike riding, and spending time with girlfriends.


Ms. Brie Russo & Ms. Hillary McClung (Lead)

Bios coming soon!