Meet our Lima Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Gina Kreinbrink, Center Director

    Gina Kreinbrink

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Gina leads the marketing and public relations for Sylvan of Lima, Wapakoneta & Delphos. Her primary role is to provide information to parents and the public about services we have to offer. A former teacher, Gina chose a career in the tutoring business because she loves to help kids succeed. She studied at The University of Findlay where she received both her Bachelor in Science in Education and her Masters in Education. When Gina isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with family and friends.
  • Stephanie Johnson, Director of Education

    Stephanie Johnson

    Director of Education

    Stephanie oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Lima. A former teacher from Tallahassee, Florida, Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Lima. She graduated from Flagler College where she received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and Exceptional Student Education. When Stephanie isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her family or enjoying a good book.
  • Kay Monus, Tutor

    Kay Monus

    Tutor

    Kay is is currently an intervention specialist at ACESC. She has a range of experience in education. She has taught various capacities in elementary and middle schools in several states including Ohio, Maryland, Alaska, and Texas. She studied at The Ohio State University where she earned both a BS in elementary education and MS in Education Theory and Practice. Additionally, she earned certification as an intervention specialist from the University of AK, SE. When Kay isn't at Sylvan you'll find her spending time with her 3 (grown) children.
  • Ashley Gross, Tutor

    Ashley Gross

    Tutor

    Ashley is a former teacher in Lima, OH with a gift for working with kids. Ashley has had held many roles at Sylvan of Lima but enjoys tutoring and working directly with our students the most. While she has many tutoring talents, Ashley finds the greatest joy in Reading and Early Literacy tutoring. She studied at the University of Toledo and is currently working on her Masters of Education at the University of Findlay. When Ashley isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her family and playing with her dogs.
  • Suzanne Hardesty, Tutor

    Suzanne Hardesty

    Tutor

    Suzanne is a teacher in Lima, Ohio with a gift for working with kids. While Suzanne has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in teaching grades kindergarten through 8th grade. Suzanne studied at Kent State where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in math, a minor in physics and an endorsement for Gifted Intervention. Suzanne also has a Master of Arts Degree in Education Administration with a Principal's license. When Suzanne isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading fiction, traveling, watching hallmark or Inspecting race cars with the SCCA.
  • Mike Leidy, Tutor

    Mike Leidy

    Tutor

    Mike is a retired high school math teacher from Bath Local Schools in Lima , OH with a gift for working with kids and helping them find confidence in math. While Mike has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in tutoring advanced math and ACT prep. He studied at Urbana University where he received his undergraduate degree and then the University of Dayton for a Masters in Administration . When Mike isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him spending time with his family and woodworking .
  • Emily Daniel, Tutor

    Emily Daniel

    Tutor

    Emily is a  substitute teacher in Lima, OH with a gift for working with kids. While Emily has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading tutoring and watching our young students develop their early reading skills. She studied at The Ohio State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Education. When Emily isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying time with family and her pets.
  • Lauren McLean, Tutor

    Lauren McLean

    Tutor

    Lauren works for St. Gerard School in Lima, OH, and has a gift for working with kids. While Lauren has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading tutoring. She studied at Grand Canyon University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education. When Lauren isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying time with her beloved poodle, Ernie, and taking time to enjoy a good book.
  • Hannah Vondrell, Tutor

    Hannah Vondrell

    Tutor

    Hannah is a teacher in Lima, OH with a love for working with kids. While Hannah has many tutoring talents, she is most passionate about reading and English tutoring. She studied at Miami University, where she earned both her degrees. When Hannah isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading or enjoying video games.
  • Caren Beckett, Owner

    Caren Beckett

    Owner

    Caren is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with her B.S. in Elementary Education.  Caren has worked with Sylvan in many different capacities since 1996.  Prior to opening the Bowling Green Center in 2001, she worked in Columbus area centers as a teacher and Director.  Caren comments "Sylvan offers programs that help students feel successful again.  The excitement shown by students when they see their school grades improve is not only rewarding as a Director, but also as an educator."
  • Craig Beckett, Owner

    Craig Beckett

    Owner

    Craig is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a BS in mechanical engineering and has an MBA from the University of Findlay. He joined Sylvan in April 2006, and prior to that worked as an engineer. Craig and his wife (Caren) are involved in the daily operations in the 7 Sylvan centers they own; Bowling Green, Defiance, Findlay, Lima, Toledo, Lewis Center, and New Albany.