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. 
  • Tsion Habtu, Director of Education

    Tsion Habtu

    Director of Education

    Tsion oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of teachers. She just recently graduated from the University of Calgary with a major in biological anthropology and a minor in law and society. Tsion speaks English and Amharic, and is also learning Italian! When she isn't at Sylvan, you can find her playing volleyball, or watching superhero movies. 
  • Chris Drescher, Teacher

    Chris Drescher


    Chris is one of our upper-level math specialists. He has a Bachelors of Science from the University of Lethbridge and has been with Sylvan for many years. He has a knack for being able to explain the hard concepts and make them seem easy! Chris is also able to teach sessions both in-person and online. He has a passion for puzzles and chess, which he enthusiastically shares with the students.
  • Sandy Pann, Teacher

    Sandy Pann


    Sandy is one of our favorite teachers and is currently on her way to obtaining a teaching degree from the University of Calgary. While she has many tutoring talents, Sandy loves to work with and inspire the students that come to Sylvan. When she isn't at Sylvan, you can find Sandy dancing to all types of music, but mostly hip-hop!
  • Donna Hancock, Teacher

    Donna Hancock


    Donna, formerly a resource teacher, is one of our amazing tutors here at Sylvan of Chestermere. She has a natural talent of working with our younger students to push them towards their academic goals, as well as connecting with them with their own passions and aspirations. When Donna isn't at Sylvan, you can find her spending time with her family!
  • Manpreet Kaur, Teacher

    Manpreet Kaur


    Manpreet is another one of our fantastic teachers at Sylvan of Chestermere while also being our newest edition! She was a certified teacher in India, and is also working to get her teaching license in Alberta. Manpreet can speak many languages and is a great addition to the teaching team. When she isn't at Sylvan, you can find Manpreet going out and spending quality time with her husband!
  • Dr. Charanjeet Mangat Kaur, Teacher

    Dr. Charanjeet Mangat Kaur


    Mangat is one of our upper level STEM teachers and has obtained her doctorate in the faculty of sciences with a specialization in chemistry. Although she specializes in the sciences, Mangat has a natural gift for teaching kids of all ages and subject matters. When she isn't at Sylvan, you can find Mangat spending time with her family, especially with her amazing children!
  • Hosnaa Abdul Hadi, Teacher

    Hosnaa Abdul Hadi


    Hosnaa is another one of our new, lovely teachers at Sylvan of Chestermere. She has a natural talent of working with kids and is passionate about what she does. While Hosnaa has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy teaching math and English. She also studied at Bow Valley College! When she isn't at Sylvan, you can find Hosnaa writing poems or playing soccer!