Meet our Richardson Tutoring Staff


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!

  • Becky Meyerson, Center Director

    Becky Meyerson

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Becky manages new enrollments, community outreach, and the ongoing training of our team at Sylvan of West Richardson. A former teacher and school administrator, Becky chose a career in education because she had amazing teachers growing up, and following their example, she loves helping students. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas and her Master of Education from Dallas Baptist University. When Becky isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her crafting mosaics, stained glass, writing, knitting and needlepoint, and raising a very demanding chihuahua.
  • Erin Burke, Director of Education

    Erin Burke

    Director of Education

    Erin oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors. A graduate of Texas Woman's University, where she earned her Bachelors's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Erin holds a teaching certificate for grades EC-6. She is passionate about helping kids achieve success and loves seeing the growth students make at Sylvan. In her free time, Erin enjoys game nights with friends and working out. 
  • Rebecca Ackmann, Regional Director

    Rebecca Ackmann

    Regional Director

    As part of our Regional Director team, Rebecca supports our center teams and works with families to achieve their academic goals with Sylvan. A former teacher, Rebecca chose a career in the tutoring business because she strives to see students reach their individual potential. She studied at Northern Illinois University. When Rebecca isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her watching movies and spending time with her family.
  • Rachel Franklin, Executive Director

    Rachel Franklin

    Executive Director

    As Executive Director, Rachel oversees operations at our Bedford, West Richardson, Rockwall-Heath and Aledo-Weatherford locations. She works closely with center directors and directors of education in their ongoing training and development, focusing on center growth, academic success and customer service. A graduate of Rice University, Rachel has worked with Sylvan Learning for over twelve years. She loves seeing students grow to achieve their highest potential. When not at Sylvan, Rachel enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with family.
  • Joyce Dunn, Teacher

    Joyce Dunn


    Joyce is a  teacher at Sylvan Learning of West Richardson who loves helping students become successful. While Joyce has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Langston University, and her Master of Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Joyce comes from a family of educators, and believes all children can learn. When she isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find Joyce volunteering with various organizations, including Kids Hope, Project MALE and the food pantry.
  • Felicia Lopes, Tutor

    Felicia Lopes


    Felicia is a valued member of the teaching team at Sylvan of West Richardson with a gift for working with kids. While Felicia has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading tutoring. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Texas Southern University and a triumvirate Master's degree from Columbia University. Felicia sits on the governing board of the largest children's theatre in the country, North Texas Performing Arts, and is the Chairman of the Industry Connections Committee. She is also an avid writer, and is currently working on a new musical. Her favorite thing about teaching is seeing the light in a child's eyes when they finally start to understand a concept.