Meet our Glen Carbon Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Angela Turner, Center Director

    Angela Turner

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Angela leads operations for Sylvan of Edwradsville. A former teacher and education coordinator, Angela chose a career in the tutoring business because of her passion to inspire life long learning. She studied at SIUE. When Angela isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her organizing field trips and events  for the local home school community.
  • Sabrina Staub, Center Director

    Sabrina Staub

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Sabrina Drone oversees all educational programs for Sylvan of Edwardsville . As an educator, she enjoys the variety and quality of programs that Sylvan is able to offer to help each student reach his/her academic potential. Sabrina studied at Mckendree University in Lebanon, IL. When Sabrina is not at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her friends and family.
  • Ann, Teacher



    Hi! I'm Ann Hagen-Rapsilber. I teach Beginning and Academic Reading and sometimes, writing and math. I'm a firm believer in Sylvan. I have taught at Sylvan for over 10 years. I started at the Fairview Heights location then, moved onto Edwardsville. What I enjoy most about Sylvan is the students that I work with. We have some wonderful kids here! Many students come in from other settings unsure of themselves but, when they leave Sylvan there is a renewed sense of accomplishment. I have seen numerous successes at Sylvan and that's why I continue to be here. Sylvan is a place where kids can love learning again.
  • Sarah Scherer, Teacher

    Sarah Scherer


    Sarah earned her BAE in Mathematics from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington in 2002. She has taught math for 11 years and is currently teaching in the Edwardsville school district. She has been with Sylvan of Edwardsville off and on since 2003 and enjoys working one on one with the individual students that come here for tutoring.    
  • Julie, Teacher



    Julie Gonzales has a Bachelor of Arts from Blackburn College in Speech Communication with a minor in Psychology. Julie also has a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Language Arts, Social Science, and Speech. She has been teaching reading for 25 years. In the Alton School District, she taught fourth grade, sixth grade and seventh grade in all subjects. Julie also taught kindergarten for one year at a private school. During the years from 2002-2015, she taught English and Reading Developmental classes as an adjunct instructor at Lewis and Clark Community College. Currently, she teaches Title 1 Reading for the Alton School District. Julie enjoys teaching at Sylvan in the summer and after school because she believes the program is the best tutoring center in the area. Julie lives here in Edwardsville with her family.
  • Kate, Tutor



    Kate is a  math tutor in Edwardsville, IL She is enrolled at SIUE majoring in Mathmatics and Secondary Education. She became a teacher to inspire kids to love math.  Knowing that many people do not find math fun and interesting, she desires to change their perception of math.  When she is not at Sylvan she enjoys walking with her cat, taking hikes, eating Mexican with friends and exploring new places.
  • Deb Griffith, Tutor

    Deb Griffith


    Deb Griffiths is a fourth grade teacher in Florissant, MO with love for teaching children.. While Deb has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Reading tutoring. She studied at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. When Deb isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her family; husband, two sons, and two dogs.
  • Amber, Teacher



    Amber Moore is a native of Troy, Illinois and  currently lives in Collinsville, IL. She went to SIUE for Elementary Education and graduated in May 2016. She is a certified elementary teacher in the State of Illinois and Missouri. Amber is currently working as a reading teacher at Whiteside School District in Belleville, IL. She is excited to work with students at Sylvan Learning and watch them grow to their fullest potential.