Meet our Lancaster Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Lauren Webster, Owner/Franchisee

    Lauren Webster


    Lauren graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education from Penn State University. She started at Sylvan as a tutor in 2014. Lauren and her husband, Mike, became owners of the Palmyra and Lancaster locations in June of 2017. They took over the York location in June of 2019 and opened Mechanicsburg in July of 2021. 

    In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and watching her daughter grow! 

  • Mike Webster, Owner/Franchisee

    Mike Webster


    Mike is a 2008 Graduate of Cedar Crest High School and Career and Technology Center as a certified Electrician. He has operated his father's construction company for the past seven years as the Vice President and Director of Operations As of June 1, 2017 he is the Secretary and Treasurer of Webster Associates, Inc. which does business as Sylvan Learning Center. In his free time Mike enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.



    Kim received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a secondary teaching certificate, grades 7-12th, from Messiah College in 2009. She has her master’s in Education with a specialty in Differentiated Instruction. She has taught in the classroom setting for a total of 9 years as long term substitutes and as a teacher in the private school sector. During her time in the classroom, she taught, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Library Science. She has been with the Sylvan team since 2010 as a tutor, STEM teacher, SAT instructor, and Prometric TCA. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, crafts, spending time with family and friends, and cuddling with her cat.
  • Kayla Petersen, Director of Education

    Kayla Petersen

    Director of Education

    Kayla holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from West Chester University. She concentrated on STEM subjects, complemented by minors in Math K-8 and Elementary Education. With a strong focus on their students' well-being, Kayla has excelled in tutoring math groups and teaching Language Arts. As the newly appointed Director of Education, Kayla eagerly combines her passion for teaching and mathematics to inspire both educators and students, leaving a lasting, positive impact on the institution's educational journey. Beyond Sylvan, Kayla finds joy in volunteering with animals, creating art, and spending time with family.
  • Susan Schulz, Program Manager

    Susan Schulz

    Program Manager

    Susan graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School. She attended Millersville University where she received a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Education. She worked in public education for 34 years from 1989 until retirement in 2022. While employed, she received a Master's Degree of Science in Education specializing in curriculum planning from Wilkes University and attended reading specialist classes at Eastern Mennonite University. Currently, Susan is thrilled to work for Sylvan as both a tutor and program manager. She is married with two sons. Whenever she can, she spends time with her two border collies, visits her son in Montana, and hikes in and travels to the Adirondacks in NY.