Meet our Jackson Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Jessica Rollins, MA, Owner/Executive Director

    Jessica Rollins, MA

    Owner/Executive Director

    After working in the Sylvan family for 15 years, Jessica and her husband George had the pleasure of becoming owners in March of 2017. Jessica's favorite aspect of Sylvan is the ability to partner with community organizations and schools. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Education from CMU, and a Masters in Educational Psychology from EMU.  Jessica also serves as the chair for the Dewitt Public Schools Foundation, where her children attend school. When she isn't at Sylvan, Jessica enjoys vegetable gardening and camping.
  • Stacey Thomson, Center Director

    Stacey Thomson

    Center Director

    As the Center Director for our Jackson location, Stacey oversees operation and instruction.  She graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors in Education, specializing in child development, math, and reading.   As a former kindergarten teacher, her favorite thing about working at Sylvan is getting to work with students in a more individualized setting.  When not working, you're likely to find Stacey outside with her family and three dalmatians.  
  • Nichole Thompson, Associate Director of Education

    Nichole Thompson

    Associate Director of Education

    Nichole assists with the daily operations and educational integrity of our programs. She previously ran summer enrichment programs in Spring Arbor and partnered with the Jackson Area Home Educators.  Nichole graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Bachelor's in Vocal Music Education.  She chose a career in tutoring because she loves seeing the students light up when they realize they are capable of more. When Nichole is not at Sylvan you can find her volunteering with the worship band at her church and spending time with her adorable puppy.