Jessica Whitlock is a Graduate of Millersville University, with a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Before joining the team at Sylvan, Jessica taught Kindergarten and worked as an Assistant Director for an early childhood center in Lancaster, Pa.
Jessica is certified in PA to teach children from birth through 6th grade. Jessica believes that all children have the ability to learn. It is her goal to be able to help students discover the joy of knowledge, and to help them be successful in reaching their full potential.
Trisha Costello is an Associate Director of Education and graduated from Millersville University in 2002. She earned her certification in Secondary Mathematics Education. Before joining the team at Sylvan, Trisha taught high school math for 10 years.
Trisha’s responsibilities at Sylvan include maintaining contact with classroom teachers and guidance counselors, meeting with parents for ongoing conferences, prepping for meetings and instruction, teaching, and monitoring student programs.
Trisha is passionate about helping students achieve confidence and become lifelong learners!
Lynne Peterson is a graduate of Bloomsburg University with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.
Lynne’s responsibilities at Sylvan include teaching, testing new students, preparing student lessons, and planning student activities.
Lynne takes great pleasure in building relationships with students and helping them reach their fullest potential by fostering self-confidence and a belief in their own abilities.
Aimee holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University. Aimee’s been a part of the Sylvan team since 2005. Her responsibilities include meeting with parents to determine and monitor student goals, hire and train staff members, and the development of partnerships with local schools and nonprofit organizations.
Aimee loves being able to see students succeed at the center and then see them build confidence to carry what they learn at Sylvan over into the classroom. There is nothing more rewarding than having a student share with us the fact that they did well on a test, or that they got an A in a class at school for the first time.
Trisha is a graduate of Messiah College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and minor in Special Education. She is certified to teach Kindergarten through sixth grade.
Her responsibilities at Sylvan include updating student programs, scheduling and preparing meetings, preparing the classroom for daily instruction, instructing students, planning transition time, and testing new students.
Trisha believes that every student has the ability to learn and deserves a quality education. Her hope is to instill a lifelong love of learning, while providing the support they need to reach their goals.
Pamela L. Bard grew up in Lancaster and graduated from Warwick High School. Pamela earned her degree in Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education from Shippensburg University.
Pamela is a state certified teacher and has a wealth of experience providing leadership and direction for the education and care of children. Her responsibilities at Sylvan include meeting with parents, overseeing the learning center and the Prometric Technical Center, administration and hiring, and school visits.
Pamela loves working with students, both children and adults. When asked what she liked about teaching, Pamela did not respond “Reading” or “Math”. Her emphatic response was, “Students”.