Meet our Rome Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Angela Baron, Owner/Executive Director

    Angela Baron

    Owner/Executive Director

    Angela oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Rome and Cartersville. Angela brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Rome. She graduated from Jacksonville State University with her Masters and Undergraduate Degree in History and Secondary Education from Berry College. When Angela isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her writing and singing .
  • Kim Teems, Regional Center Director

    Kim Teems

    Regional Center Director

    My name is Kim Teems. I have a bachelor's degree in Accounting, a master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Organizations and Industries, and a master's degree in Addiction counseling all from Grand Canyon University. I am the Regional Center Director and love working at Sylvan because of the diverse duties as well as working with the staff and students. There is never a dull moment. I am certified to teach Advanced Reading Strategies,  which I truly enjoy, especially when I a student's face light up when they make strides and accomplishments. Outside of work, I enjoy singing karaoke and spending time with my five little dogs.
  • April Garrett, Director of Education

    April Garrett

    Director of Education

    I am a certified teacher in both Alabama and Georgia. I have a master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Berry College. My husband is a veteran and we have been married 18 years. We have 4 wonderful children. After graduating with my master's I subbed at most of the Rome City Schools for 4 years. Then I taught 6th grade English Language Arts for a year and now I teach right here at Sylvan Academy during the day and then I tutor in the evenings and weekends. I love working with small groups or one on one here. I really feel like I can make a difference for these kids. I instruct reading, math, writing, social studies, homework support, study skills, and ACT/SAT prep.
  • Laura Green, Admin Assistant

    Laura Green

    Admin Assistant

    I began my career at Sylvan roughly two years ago as a parent volunteer while my son was enrolled as a student. I ended up liking it so much, and had developed such a meaningful connection with the kids, that I decided to start working here. When I'm away from work, you can typically find me with my husband and/or son, and our Maine Coon Cat. I am also a published indie author, so if I'm not with family, I'm usually in my writing cave.
  • Spring Sherman, Admin Assistant

    Spring Sherman

    Admin Assistant

    My Sylvan career started in the year 2000. I was able to help parents understand how Sylvan could help their children. From 2004-2011 I was able to work with many Sylvan Learning Centers in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida as I continued to help parents choose the right programs for their children. I’m very excited to be able to work at the Rome center now. I continue to enjoy being able to work right alongside parents as they see amazing results from our academic programs.
  • Lisa Stewart, Admin Assistant

    Lisa Stewart

    Admin Assistant

    My name is Lisa Stewart, and I am an undergraduate student at Liberty University pursuing a degree in Business. After experiencing Sylvan's success firsthand in 2020, I officially joined the Sylvan family.  I am a proud wife and mother, and in my free time, I love to travel. 
  • Debra Levitt, Teacher

    Debra Levitt


    I began my teaching career in 1984, as a corporate educator. In addition to all aspects of advanced Cosmetology, I taught a wide range of business practices related to Cosmetology and franchising, including, but not limited to, advertising, accounting, and staff management. After leaving this position, I continued to teach in Sunday School and online Bible studies while going back to college for my Spanish degree. Upon Graduation, I began teaching Spanish in the Public School system. I have been tutoring for Sylvan and teaching Spanish, reading, and Homework support since 2017.
  • Mary Clark, Teacher

    Mary Clark


    My name is Mary Clark. I have worked for Sylvan of Rome since 2018. I hold a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as a Specialist degree in Leadership and Administration. I also hold numerous certifications in reading and child development. My hobbies include reading, painting, and spending time with my loved ones.
  • Thomas Morales, Instructor

    Thomas Morales


    I began my career with Sylvan in 2020, shortly after I graduated from Berry College. A tutor and teacher’s assistant throughout his academic career, I had experience assisting students in STEM-related fields and had a strong desire to help the local community as students were struggling with the transition to online learning. I certainly found a place at Sylvan of Rome, where I can work with students studying Mathematics, SAT/ACT Prep, and general homework support. I look forward to continuing my work in the local community and helping the next generation of students excel.
  • Jeremiah Levitt, Teacher

    Jeremiah Levitt


    My name is Jeremiah Levitt. I started playing the trumpet in 6th grade. My time in the band allowed my love of music to grow and flourish. I attended Reinhardt University to pursue a degree in Music Education. I held various leadership positions on campus including trumpet section leader for the marching band. I completed my student teaching at Etowah High School. Since graduating College, I have been continuing my music education and acquiring experience teaching. I worked for Big Note Music, an instrument repair company. I have been learning to play several other instruments and teach as a clinician for middle and high school LGPE clinics and band camps.
  • Jan Nisbit, Teacher

    Jan Nisbit


    Hi, I am Jan Nisbet; I began my teaching career as the HS choral and drama director at Hononegah HS in Rockton IL. I moved to Chicago and began a professional life in the theatre. After relocating to Rome GA, I worked as the costume designer and shop supervisor for Shorter University. Currently, I am the costume designer for Reinhardt University plus I own a side business JDNisbet Designs. In the spring of 2022, I began teaching students at Sylvan. With educator parents, I have teaching in my blood. It is fitting to end my career back in the classroom where it started.   
  • Megan Edwards, Teacher

    Megan Edwards


    I'm Megan. I am 22 years old and will be starting at Shorter University this spring and will be working on my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I've been at Sylvan for four months and love every minute of it. Outside of school, you can find me with my family or just hanging out at the house doing crafts or taking pictures.
  • Syndi Burgin, Teacher

    Syndi Burgin


    My name is Syndi and I have been tutoring at Sylvan of Rome since November 2022. I graduated in May of 2022 with a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from Union University. I enjoy working with students on both STEM and liberal arts-related studies,  and in my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with family!