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


Mr. Don Baldi

Executive Director of Education

Mr. Don has over 25 years of experience and has taught grades 3-12 in traditional and Montessori settings. He has a Masters of Education in Elementary Reading and Literacy.
Mr. Don served as an Adjunct Professor at Chapman College and taught elementary reading and literacy and English as a second language in their credentialing and graduate programs.
Mr. Don also spent a decade as an instructional coach, Site Assessment Coordinator, IEP/504 Coordinator, GATE teacher, Math Olympiad Coach, and District Rigorous Design Committee (curriculum design).
He has 3 sons and 5 grandchildren. He is happily married and enjoys his dog Darcie and his cat Crackers.


Ms. Terrie Cornetta

Certified Lead Teacher

Ms. Terrie is originally from Central Illinois and has decades of experience in educating children of all ages. At age 15, she found her vocation for coaching children when she began work as a swimming instructor. Since then, thousands of kids have learned swimming under her tutelage and many competed in the Junior Olympics.
She has a BS in Business Administration and an MS in Education along with teaching credentials from Illinois and California. She has taught children of all grade levels including special needs kids.
Ms. Terrie has a happy family of 5 children and 6 grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves to swim, lift weights, and bake.


Ms. Lisa Naumann

Certified Sylvan Teacher

Ms. Lisa has over 24 years of teaching experience. She has taught all grade levels from K through 8th grade. She has a B.A. in Liberal Studies from Azusa Pacific University, a K-8 Multiple Subject Certificate from Simpson College, and a Reading Specialist Credential from Azusa Pacific University. She has a passion to help students in their learning to set them for long term success. Ms. Lisa moved to Nampa, ID from Paradise, CA about 5 years ago with her husband and three dogs and currently works at Garfield Elementary school in SE Boise. Ms. Lisa enjoys reading, fishing, boating, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors of the Boise, ID area.


Ms. Marley Antone

Certified Sylvan Teacher

Marley was born and raised in the Rupert/Burley area of Southern Idaho but now lives in Meridian.
After finishing her bachelor’s in psychology at BSU, she started working as a behavioral therapist. Later, she taught 5th grade at Heyburn Elementary School for three years. In summers, she was actively involved in the math program to help students earn extra credits. She is excited to help students at the Sylvan Centers of Idaho.
Her hobbies are hot yoga, hiking, attending concerts, and spending time with her wonderful fiancé & three step kids. When she is not outdoors, she loves singing and playing piano. She treasures spending time with her mom, two sisters & younger brother in Rupert.

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