Meet our Chestermere Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

Our tutors and staff in Chestermere consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in Chestermere know how to engage and motivate each child in a personal way—building confidence and smiles, as well as skills and better scores. We selectively choose tutors who know local curriculum and can link Sylvan lessons to what’s being taught in school. Get to know our tutors and staff in Chestermere!

  • Deborah Darling, Center Director

    Deborah Darling

    Center Director

    As Centre Director, Deborah leads the team, connects with parents, and ensures programming integrity. She has been with Sylvan for 23 amazing years. Her specialty is teaching English, especially writing! When Deborah isn't at Sylvan, she is walking her dogs and camping with her husband. 
  • Bridgette Yates, Teacher

    Bridgette Yates


    Bridgette teaches at a Calgary K-9 school as well as at Sylvan.  She is an expert at teaching LA-based subjects such as Reading, Writing, and Social Studies.  She has 2 dogs and a cat and enjoys reading and knitting!  Bridgette loves to travel, and there is only one continent she has not visited yet! she hopes to travel more with her new husband!
  • Cydnee Petersen, Teacher

    Cydnee Petersen


    Cydnee has a B of Ed and is so happy to be part of our team.  She loves to see children excel and become more confident!  When she is not at Sylvan or her full time teaching position, she is hiking in the mountains and visiting the candy store in Banff!
  • Chris Drescher, Teacher

    Chris Drescher


    Chris is our upper-Level Math specialist.  He has a Master's of Mathematics and has been with us for 3 years.   He has a knack for being able to explain the hard concepts and make them seem easy!  He teaches online and in person. We are lucky to have Chris at Sylvan!
  • Jess Lacasse, Teacher

    Jess Lacasse


    Jess works at a school in Chestermere and has a great passion for helping students achieve success.  She has a wonderful sense of humor and has lots of fun at her table!