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Meet our Napa Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Anne Schramm, Center Director

    Anne Schramm

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Anne leads the Napa team, focusing on setting goals for personal learning, educational outreach and putting our families at ease, as well as motivating children to succeed and thrive. She has been  recognized with several awards such as Teacher of the Year and Kiwanian of the year. She graduated from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Anne taught elementary school for 21 years in South Bend, Indiana before coming to Sylvan and has been the Center Director in Napa since it opened in 2005.  When Anne isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her golfing, staying fit or attending and cheering for her favorite sports teams. Go Irish!
  • Sue Hattich, Program Manager, Early Reading, Reading and Math Instructor

    Sue Hattich

    Program Manager, Early Reading, Reading and Math Instructor

    Sue joined our Sylvan of Napa Valley family in 2009. She graduated from Pacific Union College and studied Early Childhood Education. Sue recently completed her Masters in Education. She enjoys working with our young readers. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking for her family and American Quarter Horses as well as her dogs. Currently, she is managing programs and making sure all student goals are being met. 
  • Molly McClurg, Center Instructor

    Molly McClurg

    Center Instructor

    Molly has been a valuable team member at Sylvan of Napa Valley for the past 4 years. She is a graduate of San Francisco State, where she obtained a Master's degree in Language and Literacy. Molly is also a teacher in the Napa Unified School District. She enjoys tutoring a variety of subject areas, including SylvanSync Reading and Math,  and Sylvan Beginning Reading. She also works with many of our high school students taking Spanish. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog and hiking.  
  • Pam Tarner, Center Instructor and Test Administrator

    Pam Tarner

    Center Instructor and Test Administrator

    Pam joined our Napa team in 2015 and Pam graduated from the University of Southern California and taught for many years in Lake County. When Pam isn't teaching, she's enjoying walking, reading and her granddaughter!
  • Jeannie Pugher, Reading and Math teacher

    Jeannie Pugher

    Reading and Math teacher

    Jeannie joined our Sylvan family in 2019 after retiring from the county where she served for many years. She has a gift for working with kids, and brings a multitude of knowledge to our center.   When Jeannie isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her camping near the beach and reading and enjoying life!
  • Melissa Maffei, Reading, Math and STEM instructor

    Melissa Maffei

    Reading, Math and STEM instructor

    Melissa is a reading, math and study skills instructor with a gift for working with kids. While Melissa has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in working with our middle school study skills and math students. She studied at Dominican University and earned a degree in Liberal Studies and Education. When Melissa isn't  at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading and enjoying life!
  • Julie Hunt, Reading, Math and Writing teacher

    Julie Hunt

    Reading, Math and Writing teacher

    Julie joined our Sylvan family in 2018. She brings many years of classroom teaching experience to our Sylvan center and is a favorite among our early readers. In her spare time, Julie enjoys gardening, cooking and sewing. 
  • Jessica Dudley, Early Reading, Reading and Math Instructor

    Jessica Dudley

    Early Reading, Reading and Math Instructor

    Jessica has been with our Napa Sylvan since 2012. She graduated from California State University at Long Beach. Jessica loves working with our early readers as well as our math students. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, karaoke, attending theater and traveling. If she's not at Sylvan, she's probably cruising the Caribbean! 
  • Rocco Ferrario, Reading and Math and STEM instructor

    Rocco Ferrario

    Reading and Math and STEM instructor

    Rocco recently joined our Sylvan Family as a reading, math and STEM instructor. His multitude of knowledge and many years of middle school teaching experience make him a favorite among our teens. When Rocco isn't at Sylvan, you'll find him enjoying sports and building model airplanes. He's also teaching rocket building classes!
  • Jacob Solis, Upper Level Math and Science Instructor

    Jacob Solis

    Upper Level Math and Science Instructor

    Jacob joined our Sylvan of Napa Valley family in 2010. He graduated from Saint Mary's College and Washington University, St. Louis, majoring in Mathematics and Engineering. Jacob enjoys working with our students taking upper level math courses and science. No math is too difficult for Jacob! In his spare time, he enjoys cars, hiking and music.
  • Rachel Terrill, Reading, Math and Writing Instructor

    Rachel Terrill

    Reading, Math and Writing Instructor

    Rachel joined our Sylvan family in 2019. She is a favorite among our Beginning Reading students and has a great rapport with students of all ages. Rachel attended Napa Valley College.  When Rachel isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying being with friends and family, helping after national disasters all over the United States.
  • Joshua Murrillo, Upper Level Math and SAT Center Instructor

    Joshua Murrillo

    Upper Level Math and SAT Center Instructor

    Joshua joined our Sylvan family in 2018. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara and received his Master's Degree in Physics from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Joshua brings a multitude of math knowledge and works with our middle/high school math students. When Joshua isn't at Sylvan, you'll find him drawing and painting, using Physics to display his talents.
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