Meet our Bellevue Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Marissa Roh, Owner

    Marissa Roh


    Marissa is a former CPA, graduating from Doane College. She chose a career in the tutoring business because it's been a huge part of her family since 1996. She loves spending time with family, enjoying the outdoors (paddle boarding, fishing, etc.), and a good book. Marissa loves seeing the impact Sylvan has made with families and the surrounding community.  
  • Katie Darling , Center Director

    Katie Darling

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Katie leads the team for Sylvan of Bellevue. As a life-long educator, Katie chose a career in the tutoring business because she is passionate about learning. She studied Education at Grace College. When Katie isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her going for walks, listening to classical music and spending time with her loved ones.
  • Ashley Meyer, Assistant Director

    Ashley Meyer

    Assistant Director

    Ashley oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Bellevue. A former preschool teacher in Lincoln, Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Bellevue. She graduated from Doane University. When Ashley isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her cooking and watching Marvel movies.
  • Charli Cochran, Lead Teacher

    Charli Cochran

    Lead Teacher

    Charli is a Math teacher at Norris Middle School in Omaha, Nebraska. She studied Education at the University of South Dakota. She loves reading, drinking coffee, and watching The Office. As a child, Charli wanted to be a marine biologist due to her obsession with sharks! She loves teaching reading and math at Sylvan!
  • Brittany Rossell, Teacher

    Brittany Rossell


    Brittany is an English teacher in Omaha, Nebraska. She has a Master's in Education from the University of Omaha. Brittany loves reading, writing, and anime! As a child, Brittany wanted to be an archaeologist due to her fascination with rocks, fossils, and gems. Brittany loves teaching reading at Sylvan and is one of our ACT Reading and English teachers! 
  • Monte Lund, Teacher

    Monte Lund


    Monte is a retired high school language arts teacher. He has a degree in Education from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Monte loves hiking with his wife and dog, playing his guitar and banjo, and reading nonfiction. Monte enjoys teaching all subjects at Sylvan, both in-person and virtually.
  • Heather Lemon, Teacher

    Heather Lemon


    Heather is currently an ELL teacher in Nebraska City, Nebraska. She studied Education at University of Nebraska Kearney and also holds a Master's degree in Reading from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Heather loves her family, reading, and dogs! If she could live anywhere in the world, it would be anywhere with a mountain view. Heather loves teaching reading at Sylvan!
  • Ainsley Holley, Teacher

    Ainsley Holley


    Ainsley is a former math teacher from Utah. She studied Education at Weber State University. Ainsley loves being outside going hiking, fishing, and camping. She also loves to cook and bake! When she was a child, Ainsley wanted to be either a teacher or a veterinarian. She really loves animals - especially dogs. Ainsley loves teaching math at sylvan!
  • Melissa Barrett, Teacher

    Melissa Barrett


    Melissa is a Sergeant with the U.S. Army Reserves and has spent many years working in Special Education. Melissa’s favorite Sylvan program is reading, which makes sense as she loves reading, especially on rainy days. As a child, she wanted to be a professional soccer player, and now she enjoys playing soccer with her kids. Melissa prefers coffee over tea, and if she could live anywhere in the world, she would pick Black Mountain, North Carolina. Melissa is so excited to make an impact with our Sylvan students! 
  • Sara Alswager, Teacher

    Sara Alswager


    Sara is an elementary music teacher in Millard, Nebraska with additional training and experience in intervention and tutoring. Sara loves gardening, hiking, swimming, going on walks, writing, reading, and making connections with people she cares about! As a child, Sara wanted to be a musician or oceanographer. Sara loves teaching reading at Sylvan! 
  • Troy Stolp, Teacher

    Troy Stolp


    Troy teaches in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He has a Master of Arts in History from UNO. Troy loves his kids, anthropology, paleontology, history, and music! As a child, Troy wanted to be a paleontologist. Troy loves teaching all programs at Sylvan!
  • Wenda Gilman, Teacher

    Wenda Gilman


    Wenda is a former high school and middle school English teacher. She studied English and History at Buena Vista University. As a child, Wenda wanted to be a teacher. She loves her family and enjoys reading and binging her favorite shows. She is inspired by the kids she is working with and loves teaching reading at Sylvan!
  • Derek Gilman, Teacher

    Derek Gilman


    Derek currently works with our upper level math and science students. He holds a B.S. in Physics from Iowa State and a M.S. in Education from UNO. He loves math, science, and movies. As a child, Derek wanted to be a teacher. He loves teaching math and ACT Prep at Sylvan!
  • Hope Diaz, Teacher

    Hope Diaz


    Hope is currently finishing up her student teaching position and degree in Elementary Education as she nears graduation at UNO. She loves Fall/Winter and all things cozy! As a child, Hope wanted to be a fire fighter. If she could move anywhere in the world, she would choose Italy. She loves teaching reading at Sylvan!