Meet our Cedar Hill Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • 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.
  • Stephany Zapata, Executive Director

    Stephany Zapata

    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 in 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.
  • Stormy Askew, Center Director

    Stormy Askew

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Stormy leads the Sylvan of Cedar Hill. A former teacher, Stormy chose a career in the tutoring business because of her passion to see students grow and excel in their Academics. Stormy holds a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation from the University of North Texas. When not at Sylvan, Stormy enjoys hanging out with her cats, gaming, and hanging out with her family and friends.



    Laura oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Cedar Hill Center. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in arts and holds TEFL Certification, CELTA (Cambridge English Language Teacher of Adults) from UT Austin/Cambridge University. She has a rich background in teaching reading, writing, literature, and SAT. When Laura is not at Sylvan, she enjoys reading, writing, cooking/baking, traveling, and singing.
  • Sally White, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Sally White


    Sally is a tutor at Sylvan. She is a retired teacher with over 44 years of teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and a Bachelor of Science in Special Education MR from McNeese State University. Her certifications are in Elementary, LLD, MR, and History. At Sylvan, Sally enjoys teaching Elementary Reading, Language Arts, and Math. When not at Sylvan, Sally enjoys sightseeing and shopping. Sally is also an avid handbag collector.
  • Melinda Garrett, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Melinda Garrett


    Melinda is a tutor at Sylvan of Cedar Hill with 21 years of teaching experience. She holds a BS in Psychology from SMU and a Master's in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. She holds certifications in SPED, EC-4, and ESL. At Sylvan, Melinda enjoys teaching Elementary Reading and Elementary Math. When Melinda is not at Sylvan, you will find her hanging out with her grandson, reading novels, binge-watching Netflix, and traveling.
  • Austin (Brad) Forehand, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Austin (Brad) Forehand


    Brad is a tutor at Sylvan of Cedar Hill. He brings a rich teaching experience of over 17 years. He holds a Bachelor's in Music Education from Tarleton, and Educational Leadership from Tarleton and currently pursuing a degree in Special Education from the University of North Texas. He holds certifications in Music Generalist, Math, FSL Supplemental, Principal, and Special Education. At Sylvan, Brad enjoys teaching Math, Reading, and Science. When not at Sylvan, he enjoys playing music, watching star wars, spending time with his family, and watching movies.
  • Juna Webster, Certified Tutor

    Juna Webster

    Certified Tutor

    Juna is a tutor at Sylvan of Cedar Hill. She has a very rich background of 34 years of teaching at the Dallas ISD. She holds a BS and an M.Ed. from East Texas State University. She also holds her certifications in Elementary Self-Contained Generic and Special Education. She enjoys teaching all subjects at Sylvan. When not at Sylvan, Juna enjoys reading, watching TV, watching movies, and singing.
  • Tayla Frizell, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Tayla Frizell


    Tayla is a tutor at Sylvan of Cedar Hill. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from MS Valley State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from MS Valley State University. She holds her certifications in Special Education EC-12, Special Education K-12, and Mathematics 7-12. At Sylvan, she enjoys teaching Mathematics. When not at Sylvan, you will find Tayla making Tik Tok videos.
  • Shantel Wright, Tutor

    Shantel Wright


    Shantel is a tutor at Sylvan of Cedar Hill. She holds a Bachelor's of Science from Bowie State University. At Sylvan, Shantel enjoys teaching Reading and Science. When not at Sylvan, Shantel enjoys spending time with her family.
  • Glory Brown, Tutor

    Glory Brown


    Glory is a tutor at Sylvan of Cedar Hill. She graduated from Bennett College with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics. At Sylvan, Glory enjoys teaching Math. While not at Sylvan, Glory enjoys journaling, shopping, eating, drawing, and reading.