Our Staff

Toni Breeden
Executive Director
Franklin Education Connection

Toni holds a degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University School of Education. She has experience as both an educator and Director of Marketing and Communications. The combination of these two passions led to her role as Director. She resides in Franklin with her husband and three children.

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Melissa Parramore
Program Director
Study Connection

Melissa holds a degree in Merchandising from Indiana University, Bloomington, where she was a Student Athletic Board Director. She worked as a Buyer for Spiegel, just outside of Chicago. She and her husband have two daughters who attend Franklin Community Schools. Melissa enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom while her daughters where younger, then began working in the schools as a substitute teacher. Her passion for education and love of learning led to her current position.

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Our Board

Tina Gross, President
Ivy Tech Community College

Dustin Huddleston, Vice President
Huddleston & Huddleston

Craig Bland, Treasurer
First National Bank

Greg Moore, Secretary
Sylvan Learning Center

Heather Andrews, M.D.
Johnson Memorial Health

Andy Kinsey
Grace United Methodist Church

Robin Betts*
Franklin Community Schools

Chris Flowers
Endress + Hauser

Jay Goad
Jones & Anderson CPA Group

Sherri Hall
Franklin College

Lisa Kress
Adult & Child

Dr. Mark Heiden*
Creekside Elementary School

Nicole Holland
Adult & Child

Jeff Mercer*
Franklin Community Schools

Kim Minton
Johnson County Community Foundation

Jenny Mowrey 
The Barn at Crystal Spring Farm

Denise Ott
Keller Williams Real Estate

Kristi Ott
Member, Franklin Community Schools Board

Tara Payne
City of Franklin

Brandi Terrell
Community Volunteer

Ryan Waggoner
Ice Miller

Zach Wilkins
Victory Christian Church

*Ex-Officio Board Member