Staff


Stuart Tutler – Headmaster

Headmaster Stuart Tutler leads his staff and faculty with a wonderful balance of grace and truth. God called Stuart to the New Hope Academy family in 2003, transitioning him from a career in the healthcare industry to his current role as educator and leader. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, he earned a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University….

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Cady Wilson – Academic Director

When she took the helm of New Hope Academy’s academic program in 2014, Cady Wilson brought over a decade of experience as an educator along with her. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, she received her Bachelor’s from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, then went on to earn a Master’s in Curriculum and Supervision from Vanderbilt University. Married…

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Cathy Irwin – Admissions & Community Relations Manager

Since 2012 Cathy Irwin has led two vital aspects of New Hope Academy — Student Admissions and Community Relations. She is never bored, her role incorporating admissions, alumnae relations, development and special events. “I love meeting new people and connecting them to New Hope,” she says. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Cathy relocated to Tennessee to attend…

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Wynn Lembright – Resource Development

In October 2013 Wynn Lembright joined New Hope Academy armed with the purpose to propel our development efforts and strategies. He relocated to Middle Tennessee from Upland, Indiana with his wife Bonnie after serving Taylor University as Vice President for 26 years. Wynn and Bonnie’s two adult children, Holly and Jonathan, reside overseas in Seoul, South…

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Tricia Arnold – Curriculum Director

Since New Hope Academy first opened its doors in 1996, Tricia Arnold has been at the center of shaping the school’s vibrant and rigorous lesson plans, while also selecting the resources and materials used in each pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade classroom. Tricia received her Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Covenant College in Chattanooga, Tenn., before…

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Brenda Haworth – Office Coordinator

Since January 2014 Brenda Haworth has served New Hope Academy as Office Coordinator. She is often the first staff member to receive visitors and callers, and her ready smile and pleasant demeanor consistently communicate New Hope’s warm, family-like environment. She is a registered nurse and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Kent State…

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Jen Beck – Development Assistant & Run for Hope Coordinator

Jen Beck assists New Hope Academy’s Development team and serves as Coordinator for Run for Hope, New Hope’s annual parent-led fundraiser. Originally from North Carolina, Jen lived in Atlanta for nine years, then settled in Franklin in 1999. She has two children, and loves taking her son Carson and daughter Avery to Atlanta Braves games every…

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Jennetta Jones – Business Administrator

In 2013 Jennetta Jones’s role evolved from devoted, volunteer-parent to New Hope Academy’s Business Administrator. Her B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Kentucky has been well utilized at New Hope, as she daily manages payroll, budgets, tuition, financial aid and accounts payable. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Jennetta relocated to Franklin in 2008 with…

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Keith Grigsby – Operations Manager

Keith Grigsby joined New Hope Academy in August 2016, having previously served Ford Motor Company, Metro Nashville Government’s Data Center and local churches in the areas of administration and facilities management. He also brings valuable IT and audio-visual training and skills to New Hope, having earned numerous IT certifications from Nashville Tech and studied Audio Engineering…

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Carla Hendricks – Director of Communications

Carla Hendricks joined the New Hope Academy staff as NHA’s new Communications Director. Carla brings two decades of experience in print media and several years in digital media. A published journalist, Carla has published in AARP Bulletin, Guideposts Magazine, Southern Exposure Magazine and The Tennessee Tribune and annually contributes original devotional entries to Daily Guideposts.  She…

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Fred Martin – Custodian

Fred Martin is no stranger to the halls of New Hope Academy. He joined our staff as custodian in 2004, and each day his contagious smile spreads to staff and students alike. Originally from Columbia, Tennessee, he relocated to Franklin over twenty years ago. The father of eight maintains a youthful spirit with his own children…

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Lisa Allain – Sponsor and Promotion Coordinator

Lisa Allain joined New Hope Academy in September 2016, lending her business savvy to raise awareness, increase participation, facilitate marketing and strategy, and boost sponsorships for our annual Run for Hope fundraiser. She earned a B.S. in Finance from Fordham University, an MBA in International Business and Marketing from Sacred Heart University and a Life Coach…

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