Meet our Fargo Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Kari Weigel, Owner of Sylvan of North Dakota

    Kari Weigel

    Owner of Sylvan of North Dakota

    Bachelor of Accountancy, University of North Dakota. Kari started with Sylvan when it opened in July 1995. She rejoined Sylvan in June 2004. Kari spends much of her time introducing families to Sylvan, answering their questions, and matching students up with a program built just for them! In her free time, she enjoys going to coffee, playing scrabble, reading, playing with her young children, and spending time with her extended family.
  • Emma Gamache, Center Director

    Emma Gamache

    Center Director

    Emma is the center director in Fargo, ND. She has been with Sylvan since 2019 and studied at Valley City State University. When Emma isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her riding her motorcycle, reading with her cat on the patio, or watching documentaries.
  • Morgan Laite, Education Coordinator

    Morgan Laite

    Education Coordinator

    Morgan Laite is the Education Coordinator in Fargo, ND. While Morgan has many talents, she finds great joy in being around family and friends. She can often be found curled up with a good book, snuggling with her cat Luna, and drinking coffee. She studied at Minnesota State University Moorhead and has a degree in English Literature. When Morgan isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her reading/buying/talking about books, baking with her best friend, or listening to music. She is an avid animal lover and budding gardener.



    Maren joined Sylvan in 2006. Before working at Sylvan, Maren earned her BS in education from the University of North Dakota and taught in the public school system for five years. With a passion for math and higher-level education, Maren has overseen the ACT and college prep programs in addition to other programs Sylvan offers. When asked why she chose Sylvan over the classroom, her answer was simple, “At Sylvan, we teach kids to love to learn!” Away from Sylvan, you will find Maren playing outdoors somewhere with her family, whether it is in the mountains of Montana, the lakes of Minnesota, or out for a run somewhere in-between.



    Ryan joined Sylvan in September 2008 and we are lucky to have him here. He manages the "business" side of Sylvan. In his free time he enjoys golfing, softball, running, spending time with his three kids, and watching football, baseball, or any other sport.