Meet our Cartersville Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Angela Baron, Owner/Director of Rome

    Angela Baron

    Owner/Director of Rome

    Angela oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Rome and Cartersville. Angela brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Rome. She graduated from Jacksonville State University with her Masters and Undergraduate Degree in History and Secondary Education from Berry College. When Angela isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her writing and singing .
  • Kim Teems, Center Director

    Kim Teems

    Center Director

    My name is Kim Teems. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Grand Canyon University and am currently working on a Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Organizations and Industries at Grand Canyon University. I am the Center Director and love working at Sylvan because of the diversity of my duties as well as the staff and students. There is never a dull moment. I am also certified to teach the Advanced Reading Strategies which I truly enjoy, especially when I see a student’s face light up when they make strides and accomplishments. After getting my Master’s degree, my goal is to become an adjunct instructor for Grand Canyon or other colleges and universities. I have learned that I love to teach and share knowledge. Outside of work and school, I enjoy singing (karaoke is so much fun) and spending time with my two little dogs.
  • Katrina Nelson, Director of Education/Instructor

    Katrina Nelson

    Director of Education/Instructor

    I began my Sylvan career in 2010. I am a reading, writing, math, homework support, SAT/ACT prep, and study skills instructor. I also teach in our private Academy. While I'm not currently an educator elsewhere in the community, I have taught in public schools at the high school and middle school levels. I graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Secondary Education with a concentration in English and a Special Education minor. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son, and daughter.
  • Caitlin Webb, Director of Education/Instructor

    Caitlin Webb

    Director of Education/Instructor

    Hello! My name is Caitlin Webb, and I have been working at Sylvan since the beginning of 2018. I tutor reading, math, and coach our STEM camps and classes. I recently moved from teaching in my home state of Texas to tutoring at Sylvan in the beautiful Cartersville area. I graduated from Texas Woman's University with my BS in Interdisciplinary Education in 2016. Outside of Sylvan, I volunteer at a church for the kids ministry. I also enjoy going fishing with my husband and son, Ruben.
  • Paulina Rodriguez , Instructor

    Paulina Rodriguez


    Hello! My name is Paulina Rodriguez-Garcia, and I have been working at Sylvan since September 2018. I am a reading, math, and homework support instructor. I am also one of the TEAS proctors. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with my BS in Early Childhood Education with an ESOL endorsement in 2013. I have taught third grade for one year and kindergarten for four years. Outside of Sylvan, you can find me either helping lead the high school and middle school programs at my church or reading.
  • Meggian Wilhite-Chitwood, Instructor

    Meggian Wilhite-Chitwood


     I graduated from Berry College in 2009 with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education (P-5) with an ESOL endorsement and again in 2013 with a Master's in Early Childhood Education (P-5) and Reading (P-12).   I teach GA Pre-K as a lead teacher at The Gingerbread House in Cartersville. I started working for Sylvan Learning Center in January of 2016 and work primarily with early readers, but I also work with ELA students K-12. In addition, I am certified to teach SylvanSync Math, Sylvan Coding, and Sylvan Advanced Study Skills. When not at Sylvan, you can find me hanging with my hubby, kitties, and pup. 
  • Elizabeth Crowe, Instructor

    Elizabeth Crowe


    My name is Miss Elizabeth and I am a special education teacher in Acworth, GA with a gift for working with children.  I enjoy tutoring reading the most. I try to always have a warm smile on my face. I earned my bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Shorter University. When I am not at Sylvan, I am working on a craft project or spending time with my family playing board games.