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Meet our Bedford Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Amy Huggins, Center Director

    Amy Huggins

    Center Director

    As Director, Amy leads the Sylvan Learning of Bedford. Amy is a graduate of the University of North Texas and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She is certified by the state of Texas in Special Education EC – 12, and has been with Sylvan since 2000. Amy is a proud mother to 3 amazing children. In her free time, you can find Amy cooking up new things in her kitchen, spending time with her children, or enjoying a movie with extra buttered popcorn. Amy enjoys working with different students and building confidence in them.
  • Kayla Scruggs, Director of Education

    Kayla Scruggs

    Director of Education

    As Director of Education, Kayla oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Bedford. A former elementary teacher in Irving, Kayla brings a wealth of knowledge to our center. She graduated from the University of North Texas and holds a teaching certification for Early Childhood-6 Generalist with ESL. She loves seeing the light bulb moments at Sylvan, and the progress our students make. Kayla is a sports fan, and likes to play softball. 
  • Erik Karlson, Teacher

    Erik Karlson

    Teacher

    Erik is a math and science tutor at Sylvan and loves teaching our SAT and ACT Prep programs—especially the math sections. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Physics from the University of North Texas with minors in Math and Chinese. He loves learning, and enjoys helping students overcome their own personal challenges to see the value in their own education. When not at Sylvan he enjoys hiking, traveling, working out and watching basketball (go Mavs!), and spending time with loved ones.
  • Stacey McCommons, Teacher

    Stacey McCommons

    Teacher

    Stacey is a teacher who enjoys helping students achieve their potential and grow in knowledge. She is a graduate of Texas Women’s University, and holds teaching certifications for Generalist 4-8 and ESL. She currently teaches 5th grade math and science. Stacey became a teacher because she wants to give students an opportunity to be successful, and to help close learning gaps. When she’s not at Sylvan, Stacey enjoys reading and watching movies.
  • Susan Lavender, Teacher

    Susan Lavender

    Teacher

    Susan is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning Center of Bedford. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Minor in English. She teaches HS Math, Algebra, Geometry, SAT and ACT. Susan has a wide variety of interests including reading, volleyball, and hot air ballooning. At Sylvan of Bedford, Susan enjoys helping her students meet their educational goals and goes beyond to make sure they leave with more confidence and knowledge.
  • Kaitlin Todaro, Teacher

    Kaitlin Todaro

    Teacher

    Kaitlin is a teacher with many talents. A graduate of Tarleton State University, she holds teaching certifications in Early Childhood-6 Generalist with ESL endorsement. She loves teaching early literacy, phonics and reading comprehension, but is also an expert on the reading and writing sections of the SAT and ACT. Kaitlin became a teacher because she loves to help students fall in love with learning. She loves the “a-ha!” moments when students are learning. When not at Sylvan, Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her husband and their cat, Nigel, baking, reading and traveling.
  • Marianne Webb, Teacher

    Marianne Webb

    Teacher

    Marianne is a reading and writing teacher at Sylvan of Bedford with a gift for working with kids. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi College, and her Master's in Reading Education from the University of Central Florida. She is certified in Reading K-12 and Elementary K-6. Her favorite thing about teaching is impacting lives. She loves to see the lightbulb moment in her students. When not at Sylvan you'll find Ms. Marianne reading, cycling, running, and playing with her two puppies. 
  • Mary Adkins, Teacher

    Mary Adkins

    Teacher

    Mary is part of our team of teachers at Bedford and has a passion for students and education. While she has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in teaching reading. She studied at Dallas Baptist University, with a focus on Elementary Education. When not at Sylvan, you'll find her at the dog park with her dog, shopping, or spending quality time with family. 
  • Emilia Egel, Teacher

    Emilia Egel

    Teacher

    Emilia is a teacher at Sylvan of Bedford, and she loves learning. She studied at Texas Wesleyan University, where she earned her B.S. in History with Secondary Certification and minored in English. She is certified in History, Social Studies, and ESL. Emilia finds the greatest joy in teaching history, writing and reading, and loves to help students unlock their potential. In her free time, Emilia enjoys reading, cross-stitch, long walks, and playing softball. 
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