Meet our Lynnwood Tutoring Staff


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 location for three years.  In 2020, Crystalyn was one of 12 Center Directors to be nominated for Center Director of the Year, and she is 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. 
  • Sana Khan , Teacher

    Sana Khan


    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. 
  • Sherry Walters, Teacher

    Sherry Walters


    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.