Sylvan Learning Center announces December’s Teacher of the Month

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Known for greeting every student with a smile, Sylvan Learning Center has named Debbie Mullen as the Teacher of the Month.

Mullen, who teaches third grade at Blaney Elementary School, started with Sylvan of Columbia in June of 2015. With a Master’s in Elementary Education from Clemson University, Mullen works primarily with students in elementary school and middle school teaching reading, math, study skills, writing and homework support.

“Debbie was honored because of her dedication to Sylvan and her students,” said Sharon Smith, the Director of Education at Sylvan’s Columbia location. “She encourages focus, hard work, and constant improvement in her students every day.”

When she isn’t teaching or tutoring, Mullen enjoys cheering on her favorite football team, the Clemson Tigers.

Sylvan Learning Center has spent the last 40 years as the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. With the help of passionate teachers like Mullen, Sylvan offers a range of tutoring services framed to empower students and encourage a love for learning.

About Sylvan Learning Center:
With more than 40 years of experience and more than 750 points of presence throughout the world, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach blends amazing teachers with SylvanSync™ technology on the iPad® for an engaging learning experience. Sylvan also leads the way with Sylvan EDGE—STEM and accelerated courses and Sylvan Prep —college and test prep courses. Sylvan supports families through every stage of the academic journey. For more information, visit or


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