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Meet our Richardson Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Rachel Franklin, Center Director

    Rachel Franklin

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Rachel manages and oversees the day to day operations for Sylvan of West Richardson. She chose a career in the tutoring business because she loves to see students gain confidence and reach their goals. She studied at Rice University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. When Rachel isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her family, painting and cycling.
  • Rebecca Ackmann, Center Director

    Rebecca Ackmann

    Center Director

    Rebecca oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Richardson. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Political Science and holds a teaching certification for Social Studies 6-12. When Rebecca isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her family, reading or watching movies.
  • Kristen Burtis, Director of Education

    Kristen Burtis

    Director of Education

    Kristen oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors at Sylvan of West Richardson. A former elementary teacher, Kristen brings a wealth of knowledge to our center.  She graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. When Kristen isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her gardening, watching movies and spending time with family. 
  • Jacki Merucci, Director of Education

    Jacki Merucci

    Director of Education

    Jacki oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors at Sylvan of West Richardson. Jacki graduated from Texas A&M University- Commerce with her degree in Social Work. She has vast experience working with children’s developmental and academic needs. When Jacki isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing with her dog, watching movies and spending time with family and friends. 
  • Christi Gentry, Tutor

    Christi Gentry

    Tutor

    Christi is an Inclusion Specialist in the Dallas school district. She graduated from Central State University with her K-12 special education certification. Christi loves every aspect of teaching and was raised in a family in which many members are teachers! In her spare time, Christi is a very active and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., which focuses on volunteerism and provides academic scholarships for women to further their education. 
  • Aungenae Davenport, Teacher

    Aungenae Davenport

    Teacher

    Aungenae is a 6th grade English Teacher at Hudson Middle School. She graduated from Lamar University with a Master’s Degree in Education and a certification to teach ELAR 4-8 grade. Aungenae enjoys being able to differentiate her instruction to match all learning needs and show kids that there are many ways to master reading. When not at Sylvan, Aungenae spends her time singing karaoke, cooking, and traveling. 
  • Jayshree Medtia, Tutor

    Jayshree Medtia

    Tutor

    Jayshree is a faculty member at Davenport University teaching mathematics courses. She graduated from J.N.V. University with a Master’s Degree in Mathematics. Jayshree views math as a fun challenge and loves that sense of achievement when solving a difficult problem. She enjoys seeing her students' progress and develop a passion for mathematics. In her spare time, Jayshree reads fiction novels and travels to new places with her family. 
  • Cheryl Shepperd, Tutor

    Cheryl Shepperd

    Tutor

    Cheryl Shepperd is a Reading, Writing, and Upper Level Math Tutor at the West Richardson location. She currently works at Serenity High school teaching all subjects of mathematics. While Cheryl has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy fostering a love and appreciation for math with her students. She studied at Texas State University at San Marcos and has her certification in secondary math for grades 6-12. When Cheryl isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her participating in church activities, reading, and baking.
  • Emily Wright, Tutor

    Emily Wright

    Tutor

    Emily was an English teacher in Dallas, TX with a gift for working with kids. While Emily has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in English tutoring. She studied at Howard Payne University and holds a certification in English Language Arts & ESL Grades 7-12. When Emily isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, fishing, or practicing ballet.
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