Meet our Allen Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

Our tutors and staff in Allen and Plano consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in Allen 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 Allen and Plano!

  • STEPHANY ZAPATA, Executive Director


    Executive Director

    As Executive Director, Stephany works closely with the Center Directors to ensure all students get the best education possible. Stephany is a graduate of Baylor University with a Math Major with Secondary Education. Stephany also holds a certification in 8-12 Mathematics. Stephany has over 10 years of experience with supplemental education. When Stephany isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing with her son and dog, cooking and traveling to where the beach is.
  • BRANDON ROBERTS, Executive Director


    Executive Director

    As Executive Director, Brandon works closely with directors to ensure students get the best education possible. Brandon started working at Sylvan while attending University and decided to turn his passion for educational leadership into a career. Brandon has been a part of Sylvan since 2009. When he isn’t at Sylvan you will find him spending time with family and friends.
  • Christine Huntington, Center Director

    Christine Huntington

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Christine leads the Sylvan Learning of Allen & Plano. Christine holds a BA in Education from Alaska Pacific University. She has been with Sylvan for over 5 years as an instructor, test proctor, and most recently as a Center Director. Christine has experience in curriculum development and teaching Mathematics. When not at Sylvan, Christine enjoys listening to music, reading, and spending time with her boys. Christine has a passion for education and is dedicated to helping students achieve their highest potential.



    As a Center Director, Shraddha ensures that the center's educational requirements are met with utmost care and value. Shraddha completed her education in India, specializing in English & Psychology. Shraddha has 7+ years of experience in education & techniques associated with it. When Shraddha isn't at Sylvan, she spends her time enjoying with her 2-year-old daughter, cooking and crafting. 
  • Cody Ganow, Director of Education

    Cody Ganow

    Director of Education

    Cody oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors at Sylvan of Allen & Plano. Cody graduated from Western Governors University with a Bachelor's in Educational Studies. He has worked in SPED at Rockhill Highschool. Some fun facts about Cody are that he loves all types of chicken and has a large family with 6 older brothers and 22 nephews and nieces.
  • Abby Arrington, Certified Tutor

    Abby Arrington

    Certified Tutor

    Abby is a graduate of Hardin- Simmons University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Behavior Science. She is a certified EC- 6th grade and in ESL. She has always loved working with children and in her free time she enjoys listening to music, watching movies and spending time with her family. 
  • Julia Weston, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Julia Weston


    Julia is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Allen and Plano. She holds a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Delta State College. She also holds a Lifetime Certificate from the state of Texas. She is certified to teach grades K through 8th. When not at Sylvan Julia loves to read anything non-fiction, loves to decorate and organize, and loves to tutor. She likes the personal aspect plus establishing a rapport with her students. She enjoys seeing the student progress and take pride in their work.
  • Molly Holland, Certified Tutor

    Molly Holland

    Certified Tutor

    Molly is a tutor at Sylvan of Allen & Plano. Molly graduated from Texas A&M Commerce. She holds her Associate's in Early Childhood-6th through Collin County Community College. Molly's passion lies in curriculum development and planning. When not at Sylvan, Molly enjoys going for walks and adventures to national parks and spending time with friends and family.