Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Franklin Collins

My name is Franklin A. Collins, Sr. I am the Professional School Counselor at Idlewild Elementary. I have been a Professional School Counselor (PSC) for 7 years. I spent my first 3 years in Jackson, TN. at Isaac Lane Elementary School and spent the last 4 years here at Idlewild. I graduated from Union University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership in 2013. I also graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a Master Degree in Education in 2018. I have found that children are my driving force behind what I do. I love working with and serving our students and being able to see them succeed in every area of their lives, not just the classroom. We believe that every student can be a well-rounded individual when we exhibit to them that we love and are concerned about their total well-being in and out of the classroom.

I am married with 3 children and 1 granddaughter. In my spare time, I love to play video games and play basketball. I also enjoy spending time with my family. I highly believe that children do not care what you know until they know how much you care. We strive daily o show our children that we care and that we believe in them.