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The Valley Breeze: Longtime Sylvan Learning Center Employee Realizes Dream as New Multi-Unit Franchisee

After 20 years as an employee, Rebecca Johnson is now an owner as the franchisee of two Rhode Island locations.

Nearly 20 years ago, Rebecca Johnson started her career with Sylvan Learning Centers. After years of commitment to the system Johnson saved up enough money to buy into the brand, and has now changed her title to owner -- as the franchise owner of two locations (Cumberland and Coventry, RI).

“This is such a success story for both the retiring owner and the new Sylvan franchisee,” said Georgia Chasen, Sylvan Learning Vice President of Franchise Development. “Imagine being able to mentor the person taking over the business you’ve built over 20 years! It’s been a pleasure to see Rebecca complete the application process to officially join the Sylvan franchisee family.”

Another part of the stories is that Johnson bought the locations from former franchisee Gail Tuominen, who successfully transferred her original investment.

In a recent The Valley Breeze story, Johnson said, “she would love to grow further, perhaps branching out into South County. The goal, she said, is to be close to where people are so Sylvan can easily supplement their educational needs.”

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