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


Candace Harris

Reading, Writing, Study Skills, SAT/ACT Prep Teacher

Certified Teacher-  B.A. Elementary Education, M.A in Administration and Supervision from Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA.
Candace joined the Schertz team in 2008.   She has over 32 years of classroom teaching experience.  She retired from the Schertz/Cibolo ISD in 2007.




Certified Teacher-  B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
Debra joined the Sylvan of Schertz team in  2019.  She has 28 years of teaching experience currently in Judson ISD at Wagner High School.  Previously Debra taught in the Schertz-Cibolo district and in Utah.  In her spare time, you’ll find Debra working with IMPACT, a club affiliated with the San Antonio Water Systems, doing projects that relate to water.


Sarah Van Ness

Math, Study Skills, SAT/ACT Prep Teacher

Certified Teacher-  B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fresno, CA/ Secondary Math Certification from California State University, Long Beach. 
Sarah rejoined the Sylvan of Schertz team in 2017.  She previously taught in Hawaii and Idaho. She loves math and logic problems and used to say to herself “I would be happy if I could do math every day.” In her free time, you may find her completing sudoku or logic puzzles.


Tony Marini

Math, Reading, SAT/ACT Prep Teacher

Certified Teacher- B.A. Mathematics / Education from North Park University, Chicago, IL.
Tony has tutored students at our Bandera, South San Antonio, Schertz and New Braunfels locations since 2011.   Tony has over 30 years of teaching experience. While Tony has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in watching student learn new skills.


Monica Stolp

Reading, Math, Chemistry, Physics Teacher

Certified Teacher- B.S. in Psychology from Texas State, San Marcos
Monica joined the Sylvan of New Braunfels team in 2021.  She is currently the remote learning teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School in New Braunfels.  Prior to this, Monica was the lead teacher at Canyon Lake Kids Academy.


Tara Nesbit

Reading and Math Teacher

Certified Teacher-B.S. in Education from Texas Lutheran University
Tara joined the Sylvan Learning Center of Schertz team in 2022.  She is a former Kindergarten and second grade teacher in the New Braunfels School District.


Kaye Robinson

Math and Reading Teacher/ STEM Teacher

Certified Teacher- Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Arts in Education/ Institutional Technology
Kaye is currently the  Cyber P-Tech Coordinator at Sam Houston High School in SAISD.  She is a former Assistant Principal  at Davis Middle School, Principal at IDEA South Flores and Vice Principal of Instruction at Incarnate Word High School.  Kaye joined the Sylvan of Schertz in 2021.


Joel Cunningham

Reading, Writing, Study Skills Teacher

Certified Teacher- B.S. Business Management from University of Tampa, M.B.A. Business Management from National University.
Joel is a former middle school ELAR, science and social studies teacher in the Schertz/ Cibolo/ Universal City School District.  Before teaching school, he was a commissioned officer in the United States Airforce.  Joel joined the Sylvan Learning of Schertz team in 2022.


Hali Clough

Reading and Math Teacher

Certified Teacher- B.S. in Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio, M.S. in Literacy Education from Wayland University
Hali is currently a Pre-K teacher in Marion ISD.  She formerly taught Pre-k, Kindergarten, and 1st grade in Seguin ISD, Irving ISD, and Arlington ISD. Hali joined the Sylvan Learning Center of Schertz location in 2022.


Ericka Brucks

Reading and Math Teacher

Certified Teacher- B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University
Ericka currently teaches at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in New Braunfels. She joined the Sylvan of Schertz and New Braunfels team in 2022.


Cyndi McCann

Reading and Math Teacher

Certified Teacher- Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Texas at San Antonio, ESL Certified, Gifted and Talented Certified, TESOL Certified
Cyndi joined the Sylvan of Schertz team in January of 2023.  She is currently a college prep teacher at the Judson Early College Academy and has also taught at the elementary level in Alamo Heights.


Jeri Geren

Center Assistant/ Assessment Proctor/ Tutor

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Texas A&M, San Antonio,  Associate in Science in Liberal Arts,  Associate in Science in Forensic Chemistry. 
Jeri joined our Sylvan of Schertz team in 2019.  She enjoys working with students of all ages.  Jeri oversees the instructional hours and ensures that all students are well taken care of.


Chrissy Laubach

Math, Study Skills, SAT/ACT Prep teacher

Bachelors in Business Administration, Masters of Business Administration of Healthcare Administration, Masters in Business Administration

Chrissy joined the Sylvan of Schertz team in January of 2023.  Currently she is a project manager/ protocol Coordinator for a Cancer Research Network.  In this position, it is necessary for Chrissy to process and understand large amount of information in order to establish protocol from medical trials.


Gene Foerster

Reading and Math Teacher

Mr. Gene has studied business and accounting at Upper Iowa University in Des Moines and Baylor University in Waco. A former city administrator in Bandera, Texas and teacher at St. Peter and Paul private school,  he joined the Sylvan of Schertz and New Braunfels team in 2017.

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