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Meet our Papillion Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Lauren Mallott, Center Director

    Lauren Mallott

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Lauren leads all staff & assists all families for Sylvan of Papillion. A former Center Director for our North Omaha Location, Lauren chose a career in tutoring because she loves helping students reach their goals, and families find success at home and school! She is a Nebraska Native, and studied at Iowa State University. When Lauren isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her volunteering at hospice care with her therapy cat, Sam, or reading a book from her extensive library!
  • Holly Schurman, Director of Education

    Holly Schurman

    Director of Education

    Holly oversees the educational integrity of our programs by managing and training our team of tutors in Papillion. A former teacher in Fremont, Holly brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Papillion. She graduated from Midland University with a degree in Education. When not at Sylvan, you'll find her exploring new places or visiting with friends and family.
  • Julie Cook, Certified Tutor

    Julie Cook

    Certified Tutor

    Julie is a teacher for the Papillion, NE Sylvan center, and loves working with kids. While Julie has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring reading. She studied at Peru State College. When Julie isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading or volunteering her time at local hospitals.
  • Melissa Zierke, Certified Tutor

    Melissa Zierke

    Certified Tutor

    Melissa is a teacher in our Papillion location. While Melissa has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading and writing tutoring. Melissa studied at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. When Melissa isn't at Sylvan, you will find her teaching Social Studies and ESL classes at St. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Omaha.
  • Sandra Robinson, Certified Tutor

    Sandra Robinson

    Certified Tutor

    Sandi is a teacher at the Papillion, NE Sylvan center, and has a gift for patiently working with kids. While Sandi has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring Reading and Writing. She studied at Concordia University in Seward, NE. When Sandra isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her substitute teaching with several school districts in the Omaha and Papillion area. .
  • Norm Lahaug, Instructor

    Norm Lahaug


    Norm is a tutor with Sylvan of Papillion and loves working with the kids! While Norm has many tutoring talents, he especially likes working with reading and writing students. He studied at the University of Iowa and has taught in Texas, China, and Nebraska!
  • Charli Cochran, Instructor

    Charli Cochran


    Charli is a teacher at our Sylvan of Papillion location. She enjoys teaching reading and math at Sylvan, and is currently a 7th grade math teacher at Norris Middle. She studied Education at University of South Dakota.
  • Myra James, Instructor

    Myra James


    Myra is one of our Upper Level Math teachers at Sylvan of Papillion. Myra studied Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University, and has a knack for making hard math easy! When not at Sylvan, you'll find her working with her plants!
  • Emily Divis, Instructor

    Emily Divis


    Emily is an upper level math tutor with our Sylvan of Papillion location. Emily loves math and teaching it to others, and when not teaching at Sylvan, she is teaching at Metro Community College. Emily has a master's in math from University of Nebraska at Omaha, and when not at Sylvan, you can find her practicing her ukulele.
  • Whitney Hansen, Instructor

    Whitney Hansen


    Whitney is an instructor at our Sylvan of Papillion location. Whitney loves teaching reading and writing, and studied Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Whitney loves Autumn and cats, and wants to move to Hawaii to teach full time!
  • Brittany Rossell, Instructor

    Brittany Rossell


    Brittany is a teacher at our Sylvan of Papillion location! Brittany loves teaching reading, and she is one of our ACT Reading and English teachers! She has a master's in Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and when not at Sylvan, you can find her reading a book or watching an anime!
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