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Phone: (325) 691-0646
Fax: (325) 690-0933
Monday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Our Sylvan trained and certified tutors are dedicated to your child’s success. Working together with you, we will:

  • Pinpoint your child’s learning needs using the Sylvan Skills Assessment®
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Executive Director and Owner, Abilene tutoring

Mike Sullivan

Executive Director and Owner

ABOUT MIKE:
Mike is husband to Cindy and father of Matthew, 27, and Michael, 24. Mike's hobbies and interests include reading, washing cars, mentoring young people, snow skiing, and traveling. He also attends church at Beltway Park and leads a Life Group Bible Study for young adults.
EDUCATION:
B.A. in Political Science from Hardin Simmons University
EXPERIENCE:
Former board member of AISD Board of Trustees, Abilene Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Meals on Wheels, & the Better Business Bureau. He is currently the President of the Board of the Serenity House and is also a board member of Pregnancy Resources of Abilene and Sears Methodist Retirement System. He has owned the Abilene Sylvan Learning Center since May 2000. He also has owned the Sylvan in Lubbock since Nov. 2002 and is the co-owner of Wichitia Falls Sylvan since July 2008.

Director of Education, Abilene tutoring

Jeff Caseltine

Director of Education

ABOUT JEFF:
Jeff is married to Shannon and has 3 kids: T.J.- 29, Sarah- 16, and Michael- 14. He loves to read and workout. He also teaches 4th grade Sunday School and teenagers in the evening at Beltway Park, where he attends church.
EDUCATION:
--B.S. in Early Education through 6th grade with English as a Second Language endorsement
--Certified in Special Education
EXPERIENCE:
Jeff has worked 20 years with individuals who have developmental disabilities. He has been with Sylvan of Abilene since September 2012 and started as a director in March 2013.

Executive Director and Owner, Abilene tutoring

Matthew Sullivan

Executive Director and Owner

ABOUT MATTHEW:
Matthew is the son of Mike and Cindy and brother to Michael. He enjoys watching sports, playing golf, snow skiing, working out, giving baseball lessons, and listening to music. He attends church at Beltway Park where he is involved with a Life Group Bible Study and leads a middle school guys Bible Study.
EDUCATION:
B.A. in Business Management from Abilene Christian University
EXPERIENCE:
Matthew worked 2 years at DOCUmation in San Antonio as a business development specialist. Prior to that, he did a summer long business management internship with HEB. As a college student, Matthew worked as a teacher's aid at Sylvan. He has been with Sylvan as a director since September 2011.

Brice Hail

Director

ABOUT BRICE:
Brice lives with his two sons Trevor and Gavin. As an all guy household their time is filled with baseball, movies, school band and youth activities at Beltway Park where they attend church. Brice comes from a family that highly values education with his mother currently working as a diagnostician for Abilene Independent School District, both of his sisters possessing Graduate Degrees and in addition to an M.B.A Brice earned his Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation from Abilene Christian University.
EDUCATION:
M.B.A. from Hardin Simmons University
EXPERIENCE:
Brice served nearly nine years as an Education and Training Manager for the United States Air Force, worked as a trainer and Team Lead for global investment firm Foreign Exchange Capital Markets (FXCM) and managed corporate business to business relationships as a Training Specialist for PeopleAnswers (now Infor). He has been with Sylvan of Abilene since January 2014.

Director, Abilene tutoring

Jordan Schmitt

Director

ABOUT JORDAN:
Jordan is married to Tabitha who is a speech therapist. Jordan and Tabitha enjoy traveling, watching movies, and playing with their dog Lola. Jordan also enjoys golfing, watching sports, hunting, snow skiing, and home improvement projects. He attends Highland Church of Christ in Abilene.
EDUCATION:
B.B.A. in Marketing & Financial Management from Abilene Christian University
EXPERIENCE:
Prior to Sylvan, Jordan worked for over 3 years as an Account Supervisor at iProspect, a digital marketing agency in Fort Worth. He has been with Sylvan of Abilene since February of 2014.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Pam Austin

Instructor

ABOUT PAM:
Pam is married to Dennis, is mother to 3 children, has 2 daughter in laws, and 1 grandchild. She enjoys reading and crochet. She also attends church at Pioneer Drive Baptist where she is actively invovled.
EDUCATION:
-- B.S. in Elementary Education from Hardin Simmons University
-- M.E. as a Reading Specialist from Hardin Simmons University
-- Endorsements in Early Childhood, Bilingual Ed., Gifted Ed.
EXPERIENCE:
Pam has 24 years teaching experience at the Kindergarten and 1st grade levels, 20 of those years at Pioneer Drive Baptist Child Development Center. She is currently teaching Read 180 for sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Abilene High School. She has been with Sylvan of Abilene as reading, writing, study skills, and SAT prep tutor since May 1998.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Kandy Bell

Instructor

ABOUT KANDY:
Kandy is married to Carlton and has one daughter named Megan. She enjoys family and church activities, mission work, reading, bicycle riding, scooter riding, exercising, painting, and designing jewelry. She is also a member of Abilene Retired Teacher's Association and is active in her church.
EDUCATION:
-- B.S. in Elementary Education
-- Specialized in Art
-- Certified Special Education, K-12th
EXPERIENCE:
Kandy worked as elementary teacher for 24 years with AISD. She taught first and second grade, reading success, and elementary special education. She has been with Sylvan of Abilene as a reading tutor since July 2012.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Janalyn Boynton

Instructor

ABOUT JANALYN:
In addition to teaching, Janalyn enjoys volleyball, reading, music and shopping. In her free time, she also likes writing poetry and stories.
EDUCATION:
B.S. from McMurry University
EXPERIENCE:
Janalyn is currently a substitute teacher for Abilene Independent School District. She has been employed at Sylvan of Abilene since January of 2014 as a reading tutor.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Judith Brentz

Instructor

ABOUT JUDITH:
Judith is mother to 5 children, 13 foster children, and grandmother to 6 grandchildren. She enjoys teaching science, reading, and watching sports. She is a UIL science sponsor, is the softball scorekeeper at Sweetwater High School softball games, and works the ticket booth at Sweetwater High School football games.
EDUCATION:
-- B.A. in Chemistry and Biology with a Minor in History from Hardin Simmons University
-- Certified as a Secondary teacher
EXPERIENCE:
Judith has taught high school level chemsitry for 46 years, biology for over 20 years, and physics for 7 years. She also teaches college microbiology. She has been with Sylvan since August 2000.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Garrett Dowell

Instructor

ABOUT GARRETT:
Garrett loves trivia, Jeopardy, as well as studying Greek and Roman History. He is a member of “The World Famous” Cowboy Band Foundation and the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity. Garrett is also an avid musician and enjoys playing the trombone, baritone, tuba, and piano.
EDUCATION:
B.A. History Education, minor in Spanish
EXPERIENCE:
Garrett completed his student teaching at Cooper High School and has been employed as a substitute at Abilene ISD since December of 2012. Garrett has been with Sylvan of Abilene as a reading and math tutor since January of 2014.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Rey Green

Instructor

ABOUT REY:
Rey has two brothers and also has a fish named Hahn. In addition to teaching, she enjoys reading, crocheting, and watching television. Rey is involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Abilene and the Virtuous Sisterhood at Abilene Christian University.
EDUCATION:
--B.S. Middle School Math, Abilene Christian University
--Certified in Conflict Resolution
EXPERIENCE:
Rey has worked as a math teacher at Bassetti Elementary in Abilene. She has also worked as a team leader at a calling center. Rey has been with Sylvan of Abilene as a reading and math tutor since September of 2013.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Nole Hadaway

Instructor

ABOUT NOLE:
Nole is married to Kristina. He is from Haskell, TX. He teaches Government & Economics.
EDUCATION:
-- B.A. in History from Texas Tech University
-- State certified composite social studies teacher
EXPERIENCE:
Nole is currently teaching at Wylie High School, where he has been since 1998. Prior to that, Nole taught two years at Fort Stockton High School (1996-1998). Nole has been with Sylvan since May 2000.

Tiffany Haley

Instructor

EDUCATION:
-- Tiffany is a graduate of Howard Payne University
-- She went through the Region 14 Certification Program
EXPERIENCE:
Tiffany teaches math at Baird ISD. She has been with Sylvan since August 2012.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Kristina Hadaway

Instructor

ABOUT KRISTINA:
Kristina is married to Nole and they have a daughter named Kambree. She enjoys playing softball and scrapbooking.
EDUCATION:
B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Texas Tech University
EXPERIENCE:
Kristina started as an instructor at the Sylvan in Lubbock in January 2006. She then became the Director of Education at that center in April of 2006. In October 2007 she was transferred to the Director of Education position in the Abilene center. She previously taught pre-K at St. John's Episcopal School. She currently teaches at Wylie Elementary. She has been with Sylvan since January 2006.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Robin Jones

Instructor

ABOUT ROBIN:
Robin has 3 children and 4 grandchildren, all living in the DFW area. She also has 1 sister who lives in Phoenix, Arizona. She enjoys walking her dog, Jasmine, reading, traveling, and church/Christian activities. She attends Beltway Park Baptist Church and is also involved with Bible Study Fellowship and is a small group leader for a Ladies Bible Study.
EDUCATION:
-- Bachelor's in music education from Texas Tech Universtiy
-- Master's in music from Texas Tech Universtiy
EXPERIENCE:
Robin has worked 11 years as an elementary school teacher and 5 years as a college adjunct faculty. She has been with Sylvan since January 2013.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Angela Liske

Instructor

ABOUT ANGELA:
Angela is the mother of three children: Trey, Maliyah, and Jackson. In addition to teaching, she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
EDUCATION:
B.S. Elementary Education from Hardin Simmons University
EXPERIENCE:
Angela taught for 3 years in Abilene Independent School District at Jane Long Elementary, Bowie Elementary, and Bonham Elementary. Angela is currently a substitute teacher. She has been employed at Sylvan of Abilene since June of 2013 as a math and reading tutor.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Sarah McMillon

Instructor

ABOUT SARAH:
Sarah is married to James and has 2 daughters, Shellie and Alison. She enjoys reading.
EDUCATION:
-- B.B.A. in Accounting from McMurry University
-- M.A. in Education from Grand Canyon University
-- State Certified in Special Education.
EXPERIENCE:
Sarah has 14 years teaching experience in Abilene ISD. She is currently an ARD Facilitator. She has been with Sylvan since April 2000.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Will Meador

Instructor

ABOUT WILL:
Will is the son of Allan and Emily. Will has 4 siblings that each attended Sylvan Learning Center. In addition to teaching, Will enjoys playing and listening to music as well as adding to his growing record collection. He is also an avid soccer fan. Will has attended Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene for his entire life.
EDUCATION:
-- B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
-- B.S. Physics, Texas A&M University
EXPERIENCE:
Will has been with Sylvan of Abilene since April of 2014 as a math tutor.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Shawna Parmelly

Instructor

ABOUT SHAWNA:
Shawna is married to Bryan and they have two sons, Kess and Kade. In addition to teaching, Shawna enjoys cooking, reading, and watching baseball.
EDUCATION:
B.S. Communication Sciences & Disorders, Texas Woman’s University
EXPERIENCE:
Shawna currently teaches 10th and 12th grade English at Cooper High School in Abilene where she has been for over 20 years. She also has experience with Deaf Education. Shawna has been with Sylvan of Abilene since February of 2014 as a reading and math tutor.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Cambria Paschal

Instructor

ABOUT CAMBRIA:
Cambria is the daughter of Stephen Paschal, and Rob and Teresa Clickener, and sister to Morgan, Joseph, and Chris. She grew up in a military family and has lived in Abilene since 2001. She enjoys crafts, fishing, volunteering at Rescue the Animals, listening to worship music, reading, and being with her friends and family. She attends Beltway Park Baptist Church where she is involved with an adult life group, serves in College Park ministry, and is a staff member for the 14:12 School of Discipleship.
EDUCATION:
-- B.S. in Special Education (Early Childhood-12th grade) from Abilene Christian University
EXPERIENCE:
Cambria worked two years as an academic and life skills tutor for a young lady with Down's syndrome. She was an intern in a 2nd grade self-contained classroom for children with autism for a year and a half. She student-taught at Wylie Elementary in a content-mastery classroom, and at Locus Early Childhood Center in AISD in a pre-school class for children with autism. She has been a long term substitute teacher in Baird ISD for students in the Gifted and Talented program, as well as teaching students with special needs. She has also been a substitute teacher and aide at Woodson Early Childhood Center in AISD. She has been with Sylvan of Abilene as a reading and math tutor since April 2013.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Hillary Proffit

Instructor

ABOUT HILLARY:
Hillary comes from a long line of teachers and instructors. Her father is a pilot instructor and grandfather is the head of the UNC Orthodontist facility. Hillary enjoys playing the piano, photography, decorating, and DIY projects.
EDUCATION:
B.S. Physics & Mathematics, Angelo State University
EXPERIENCE:
Hillary has worked as a college math tutor in San Angelo, at the Angelo State Planetarium, and also as a manager at Journeys. Hillary has been with Sylvan of Abilene as a math tutor since August of 2013.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Cindi Roady

Instructor

ABOUT CINDI:
Cindi is married to Art. They haev two children: Rebecca, a senior at Ric University, and Trey, a Masters student at Texas A&M. She enjoys sewing, swimming, and working out. She is also involved in numerous church activities and a bowling league.
EDUCATION:
B.A. in Elementary Education from Hardin-Simmons University
EXPERIENCE:
Cindi has 11 years of teaching experience, 8 with Abilene ISD and 3 at a private preschool. She has been with Sylvan since June 2012.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Alan Seals

Instructor

ABOUT ALAN:
Alan is married to Kristin and has a 2 year old daughter named Kenna. He enjoys politics, sports, and astronomy. He is involved with supporting the Republican Party and Libertarian causes, and is also active in Mensa.
EDUCATION:
-- B.B.A. in Finance from University of Texas Permian Basin
-- Graduate degree in Finance and Education from University of Oregon
EXPERIENCE:
Alan has worked 21 years teaching math, science, and special education. He has been with Sylvan since January 2013.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Linda Turner

Instructor

ABOUT LINDA:
Linda is married to Terry and they have 2 children, Brad- 21 year old son who is in the Navy, and Bailey- 17 year old daughter who is a junior at Wylie High School. She loves to scrapbook, read, and going to sporting events (especially her daughters volleyball games).
EDUCATION:
-- B.S. in Education from Angelo State University
EXPERIENCE:
Linda has taught for Abilene ISD for 25 years. She has been with Sylvan since April 2012.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Janet White

Instructor

ABOUT JANET:
Janet is married to Keith and a proud mom of Rachel-16, Jordan-15, and Allie-13. She enjoys reading, movies, and playing with her dogs. She is also active in her church and enjoys Jazzercise.
EDUCATION:
B.S. in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University
EXPERIENCE:
Janet previously taught middle school English and is currently home schooling her 3 children. Janet has been with Sylvan since January of 2013.

Instructor, Abilene tutoring

Debra Wilson

Instructor

ABOUT DEBRA:
Debra is married has 2 wonderful sons, Shaine (19) and Donovan (11). She enjoys reading, Wii sports, and learning history. She is involved with Special Olympics and volunteers at the Allie Ward library.
EDUCATION:
-- A.S. in Liberal Arts
-- A.A.S in Administrative Asssistant
-- B.S. in Elementary Education
EXPERIENCE:
Debra has worked excessively with adulta and children who have autism, development, and physical disabilities in her career. She has been with Sylvan since January 2013.