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Ribbon-Cutting Held For Sylvan Learning of Garrett County

Last Updated on Nov 30, 2021 at 1:27pm | Education

Article courtesy of NCWV Media - The Republican Newspaper. From Staff Reports. Submitted Photo.
From left are Julie Mead, Anne Davidson, Commissioner Paul Edwards, Connor Norman, Laura Fike, Commissioner Larry Tichnell, Katelyn O’Brien, Milo McCann, Marlee Thomas, Quinn McCann, Kristin Skeweris, Suzan O’Brien, Jessica Dijak, Sen. George Edwards, Emily Tobin, Sarena Rodeheaver, and Patty Manown Mash.On November 18, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Sylvan Learning of Garrett County.
Local dignitaries including state Sen. George Edwards, County Commissioners Paul Edwards and Larry Tichnell, and Garrett County Chamber of Commerce board members Laura Fike and Patty Manown Mash gathered to congratulate owners Katelyn and Suzan O’Brien and thank them for providing a valuable service to the parents and students of Garrett County.
“We are so humbled by the outpouring of support shown by our community members. Education of our young ones is invaluable, and we realized this type of service was a definite need that our county was missing. We turned this need into an opportunity to support as many families as possible. We are so thankful for our current Sylvan families and look forward to working with many more,” Katelyn and Suzan O’Brien stated in a release.
Garrett County Diplomat Committee Chair Connor Norman and committee members Anne Davidson, Crystal Dayton, Jessica Dijak, Rose Gordy, Patty Manown Mash, Julie Mead, Sarena Rodeheaver, Kristin Skeweris and Emily Tobin presented the O’Briens with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.
“What a great service to provide to the community,” said Nick Sharps, membership development manager at the chamber. “A Sylvan Learning center like this would be a welcome addition in normal times, but doubly so with the learning disruptions caused by COVID-19.”
Sylvan Learning of Garrett County will provide tutoring, homework help, study skills, enrichment, standardized test prep, SAT/ACT prep and more. Based on the results of a Sylvan assessment, along with goals provided by the family, a personal learning path will be created. This individual learning plan will support a student’s regular educational journey and help them meet and/or exceed those goals.