Meet our Vandalia Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Derek Flatter, Executive Director

    Derek Flatter

    Executive Director

    Mr. Flatter has 19 years of experience in public education; 11 years in the classroom and 8 years as an educational leader. Derek's primary focus at Sylvan is to set a path for all of the students to grow in areas that will equip them for success in an ever-changing world. 
  • Nichole Sharp, Director of Education

    Nichole Sharp

    Director of Education

    Mrs. Sharp is responsible for delivering a high-quality personal customer experience by ensuring that teachers deliver Sylvan education programs as designed and that the ongoing education needs of Sylvan families are met. Nichole connects with students, monitors their performance, and provides meaningful feedback that is tailored to each student's needs.
  • Debbie Kroeker, Academic Advisor

    Debbie Kroeker

    Academic Advisor

    Debbie has been a long-time Sylvan employee in Vandalia, Ohio.   While Debbie has an assortment of talents, you will most likely find her helping inform families of the many Sylvan programs we offer in Vandalia. She loves the personal interaction she has with the families we serve.  When Debbie isn't at Sylvan, she is involved in the community, church, and school activities. 
  • Sherry Saunders, Office Manager

    Sherry Saunders

    Office Manager

    Sherry is that welcoming person as you enter the center and so much more. She runs the center and ensures everyone has exactly what they need to ensure our students will have maximum success.