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Meet our Omaha Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Caitlin Nannen, Center Director

    Caitlin Nannen

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Caitlin is our fearless leader.  She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  A former IEP Facilitator in an elementary school setting, Caitlin chose a career in the tutoring business because she is passionate about helping students succeed in school and in life.  When Caitlin isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying the outdoors, whipping up a dish in the kitchen, or spending time with her husband.   
  • Molly Fisher, Director of Education

    Molly Fisher

    Director of Education

    As the Director of Education, Molly oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Omaha. A former first grade teacher and instructional coach in Omaha, Molly brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan. She graduated from Wayne State College in Elementary Education and UNO with a Master's degree in Literacy. When Molly isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her at the lake, spending time with her family, or reading.
  • Carol Halstead, Teacher

    Carol Halstead

    Teacher

    Carol is the Early Intervention Teacher for the Blair Community Schools with a gift for working with children with multiple needs. While Carol has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in discovering how best to help a student learn. Carol earned her Bachelor's Degree from the State University College at Buffalo, N.Y. and her Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. When Carol isn't at Sylvan, you will find her spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, or reading. 
  • Hilary Rodriguez, Teacher

    Hilary Rodriguez

    Teacher

    Hilary is a Mathematics tutor in Omaha, NE with a gift for working with kids. While Hilary has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. She studied at California State University, Chico. When Hilary isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, knitting, or cooking.  
  • Alexa Mazur, Teacher

    Alexa Mazur

    Teacher

    Alexa is currently a Special Education teacher for Millard Public Schools, at Black Elk Elementary with a gift for working with kids and helping them to feel successful and confident in themselves. While Alexa has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading, writing, and math tutoring. She studied at The University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she got her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, with a Special Education endorsement. She is also attending UNO for her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. When Alexa isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys watching sports, and going to sporting events.
  • Danielle Turner, Teacher

    Danielle Turner

    Teacher

    Danielle is a Spanish teacher in Bellevue, NE with a gift for working with kids. While Danielle has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in English and Spanish Language tutoring. Danielle studied at Creighton University. When Danielle isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing guitar, hiking and reading.
  • Nate Horner, Teacher

    Nate Horner

    Teacher

    Nate is a Language Arts/Speech teacher in Elkhorn, NE and has a gift for working with kids. While Nate has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in tutoring students in writing. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in Language Arts from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Behavioral Management from Peru State College. When Nate isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him doing woodworking in his garage, spending time with family at the lake, or walking his dog Oscar around his neighborhood. 
  • Jennifer Harmon, Teacher

    Jennifer Harmon

    Teacher

    Jennifer is an elementary teacher in Omaha, NE with a gift for working with kids. While Jennifer has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math or reading tutoring. She studied at Mount Marty College. When Jennifer isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her playing with her cats and dog, riding roller coasters, playing sports, or curling up with a good book.
  • Erin Haddock, Teacher

    Erin Haddock

    Teacher

    Erin Haddock is a Middle School Teacher in Omaha, NE with a gift for working with kids. While Erin has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. She studied at Dordt College, and has a degree in Elementary Education and Middle School Math and Science. When Erin isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her singing with her choir, Madrigali Et Al, knitting, or spending time with her husband and pets, Fidgit (dog) and Dormeowmu (cat).
  • Emily Conley, Teacher

    Emily Conley

    Teacher

    As an elementary school teacher at Elkhorn Public Schools, Emily enjoys working with a variety of students. Emily uses her humor to connect with every student and make learning at Sylvan an enjoyable experience for everyone! Along with tutoring at Sylvan, Emily enjoys spending time with her friends and family. As a graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Emily cannot wait for fall to cheer on the Huskers! 
  • Jolynn Oliver , Tutor

    Jolynn Oliver

    Tutor

    Jolynn is an 8th grade English and Literature teacher in Omaha, NE. While Jolynn has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in teaching reading and writing. Jolynn received her Bachelor degree from Norther Western College and her Masters from Drake University. When she isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, listening to music, traveling, or spending time with her grand children.
    When asked why she chose to teach, Joylnn responded with, "I wanted to become a teacher because I love helping others learn. I always learn more about the topic as well as myself when I teach. I also like starting every day with a clean slate. It’s never the same from day to day." 
  • Amanda Perrone, Tutor

    Amanda Perrone

    Tutor

    Amanda is a  Kindergarten teacher in the Omaha area. She has a gift for working with kids. While Amanda has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in helping students in their math and reading. She studied at College of St. Mary and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. When Amanda isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her family or friends, reading or whipping up a bakery dish! 
  • Kelsey Kalinski, Teacher

    Kelsey Kalinski

    Teacher

    Kelsey is a former teacher in both Nebraska and Thailand with a gift for working with kids. While Kelsey has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring students in English and Reading. She studied at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. When Kelsey isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with family and friends, volunteering with her church, watching movies, eating good food and being outside.
  • Krista Zipp, Tutor

    Krista Zipp

    Tutor

    Krista is a fifth grade teacher in Omaha, NE with a gift for working with kids. While Krista has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. She studied at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. When Krista isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her sewing, spending time with her family and new puppy, going hiking, rollerblading or listening to music.
  • Ron Hackbart, Teacher

    Ron Hackbart

    Teacher

    Ron is a former educator and instructional designer in Omaha, NE with a gift for working with kids. While Ron has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in math, especially geometry. He studied at Peru State College. When Ron isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him spending time with his family, watching sports, or enjoying nature and spending time outside.
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