Meet our Spokane Valley Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Sarah Doll, Instructor

    Sarah Doll


    Sarah has worked for Sylvan Learning since 2005. During her career at Sylvan she has been an instructor, a test administrator, a lead teacher, a Director of Education, and a Center Director. Sarah obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Linfield College. Prior to working for Sylvan Learning, Sarah taught students in schools around Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii. Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors doing any of the following activities: hiking, biking, running, snowshoeing, snowboarding, golfing, and playing tennis.
  • Trevor LaFord, Tutor

    Trevor LaFord


    Trevor LaFord is a substitute teacher for the Central Valley School District in Spokane Valley, WA with a passion for history. At Sylvan, he enjoys tutoring math and reading skills. He studied at Eastern Washington University, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies in Secondary Education. When he isn't tutoring at Sylvan, he enjoys spending his free time with friends or watching movies (and often quoting them).
  • Susan Hawke, Executive Director

    Susan Hawke

    Executive Director

    Susan is our Executive, Marketing and Community Relations Director for the Spokane, WA area.  Susan is passionate about kids and she feels every student has a story.  Susan completed her education with a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Education in Special Education. When Susan isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her hiking, bird watching and enjoying a hockey game. 
  • Kathy Sevey, Director of Education

    Kathy Sevey

    Director of Education

    Kathy oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Spokane Valley, WA. A former teacher in Mead, WA and a former tutor for Sylvan, Kathy brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Spokane Valley. Kathy graduated from Eastern Washington University with a teaching degree.  When Kathy is not at Sylvan she would be curled up with her dog reading a biography. 
  • Christina Wilson, Tutor

    Christina Wilson


    Christina is a substitute teacher in Spokane, WA.   While Christina has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading and math tutoring. She has a masters degree in special education from Gonzaga University. When Christina isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her taking her kids to baseball games.