Alumni Welcome

Nik Simpson,
Director of Alumni Relations

“I want to make sure our alumni are able to celebrate being part of the FRA family wherever they call home.”

Nikki Simpson is the director of alumni relations for Franklin Road Academy.

Nik is a graduate of Indiana State University with a degree in communications theory and research and business administration. A servant leader, she spent more than 18 years with March of Dimes running a division and territory dedicated to moms and babies. In 2014, Nik returned to her alma mater to work with alumni and friends of Indiana State as part of the advancement team where she focused on engagement and fundraising. 

Nik believes alumni are the cornerstone of a school, and she is excited to connect all 2,485 FRA alumni to each other.


4700 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN 37220

615-369-4635 or email
Nik Simpson

Welcome from Nik

Dear FRA Alumni,

We are back in school working hard to deliver our missions to students both in person and remote. In true FRA fashion, we have started the year with excitement. We are welcoming 915 students, including 125 new students and 17 legacy students. We are honored to have so many alumni creating a legacy for their families.

As an alumnus or alumna of FRA, I know you are interested in hearing about all the activities we look forward to each year. As we begin planning for our 50th anniversary next year, I'd ask that you make sure we have your information up to date. We want to make sure you receive all communications regarding upcoming festivities. Please always feel free to reach out if you have questions or want to connect!

All the best,



Stay Connected

We are always looking for ways to connect with our alumni. We'd love it if you update your contact info and follow us on social media.


Melodie Malone '05 to perform at the 2020 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Tuesday - December 1, 2020

The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is 98 year-old tradition that started with President Calvin Coolidge. This annual event takes place on The Ellipse, just south of the White House, and features live musical performances from a variety of artists. This year, 2005 FRA alumna Melodie Malone will perform at the ceremony with her group Passion. The group has sold over two million units and released their first Christmas album this year.

Due to COVID-19, the tree lighting ceremony and performances will only be available for streaming. Click here for additional information and to watch Melodie's performance starting Thursday, December 3.

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Veterans Day Celebration
Wednesday - November 11, 2020

Today and everyday, we honor the brave men and women who fought and are currently fighting for our country. Our students watched a pre-recorded Veterans Day Ceremony this morning where they heard from some FRA alumni.

Thank you to Greg Johnson '93, David Zaborowski '01, Angelina Chan '19, and Bogue (Tripp) Waller '15 for sharing with us today. To view the ceremony, click here: