Meet our Lynnwood Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Candice Taylor, Center Director

    Candice Taylor

    Center Director

    Candice is a certified teacher who earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Washington University. Candice has been the Center Director at the Lynnwood Sylvan since 2007.  She has four children and two grandchildren and empathizes with the challenges that busy parents face while supporting their children to reach their full academic potential.  Candice is passionate about assisting children in building their confidence and developing a joy of learning that will last them a lifetime. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and reading.
  • Crystalyn Johnson , Director of Education

    Crystalyn Johnson

    Director of Education

    Crystalyn has been working at Sylvan since 2014.  She started as a Teacher at the Lynnwood location and was a Center Director for the Oak Harbor and Sammamish locations.  In 2020, Crystalyn was one of 12 Center Directors to be nominated for Center Director of the Year and was a member of the 2021 CEO Advisory Council.  Currently, Crystalyn is the Director of Education and oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors.  She earned her Master in Teaching at the secondary level with an endorsement in English Language Arts from Western Washington University.  When Crystalyn isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with her family. 
  • Aubree Gonzalez , Teacher

    Aubree Gonzalez

    Teacher

    Aubree Gonzales is a substitute teacher in Mukilteo, WA with a gift for working with kids. While Aubree has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in English Language Arts tutoring. She studied at the University of Texas in Austin, TX. When Aubree isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing board games with friends or adventuring with her family.
  • Sana Khan , Teacher

    Sana Khan

    Teacher

    Sana is originally from San Diego, CA and received her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego. She moved to Lynnwood, WA in 2018, and she has since been working as a math teacher at Sylvan. She enjoys working with children, aiding them in their academic careers, and helping them grow to be positive contributors to their communities. When Sana isn't at Sylvan, she enjoys drinking coffee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her cat. 
  • Rachael Main , Teacher

    Rachael Main

    Teacher

    Rachael is a certified teacher who earned her Bachelor's at Western Washington University. She has a passion for working with kids and hopes to build strong relationships with families at Sylvan. While Rachael has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in teaching Reading and Writing lessons.  When Rachael isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her baking at home, exploring new restaurants, and visiting plant shops.
  •  Praneetha Saravanan, Teacher

    Praneetha Saravanan

    Teacher

    Praneetha is a teacher in Lynnwood WA, with a gift for working with kids. While Praneetha has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Math tutoring. She completed her Bachelors in Electronics and Communication and is currently pursuing a degree in Education. When Praneetha isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her hanging out with her kids and gardening.
  • Sherry Walters, Teacher

    Sherry Walters

    Teacher

    Sherry is a teacher in Lynnwood, WA who enjoys working with kids. While Sherry has many tutoring talents, she loves teaching reading. She studied at Barnard College in New York City, the U. of Washington (Latin American Studies & Textile Sciences) and she got her Masters in Teaching from Heritage College in Toppenish WA. When Sherry isn't at Sylvan, she enjoys photography, gardening, reading, walking at a local beach or park, or sightseeing around King, Snohomish, Skagit or Island Counties, Hood Canal or Eastern Washington.