PassPraxis Instructors

Many of our program instructors are Pennsylvania-certified teachers and experts in their content area.


Milann Karnes

A portrait of Mrs. Milann KarnesMilann Karnes earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education at Clarion University of PA. She teaches algebra, geometry, and calculus at Moniteau School District. Having studied curriculum and instruction, she pocesses the ability to thoroughly explain problems and solutions. Patience and expertise are her gifts.


Megan Kramer

A portrait of Mrs. Megan KramerMegan Kramer is a German, ESL and Gifted Support Teacher at Slippery Rock High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in German and Secondary Education from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. She later earned a Masters of Science in Elementary Education from Duquesne University and completed the English as a Second Language Certification program as well as the Gifted Endorsement program.

For ten years she taught at international schools in Switzerland and Dubai before returning to Pennsylvania in 2010. In addition to teaching and tutoring, Megan scores the TOEFL and TOEFL Junior tests, the SAT Essays and the German Praxis. Her extensive experience on both sides of standardized testing is an asset when it comes to tutoring for the Praxis. Megan is passionate about teaching and about helping others to become teachers.


Annie Lindsay

A portrait of Mrs. Annie LindsayAnnie Lindsay completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at Miami University of Ohio and then continued her studies to earn a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. She is certified to teach grades K-6 and also maintains her principal certificate for grades K-12.

Annie taught for eleven years in the elementary classroom before joining the Butler County Community College family. She currently teaches courses for the education department and the PAPA/PECT/Praxis program. Annie has been preparing students for high-stakes standardized state testing since entering the classroom. She believes that understanding the test objectives, preparing with the correct materials, and designing a study plan geared to meet each student’s needs are the keys to success!


Stephanie Long

A portrait of Mrs. Stephanie LongStephanie Long completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (grades K-6) and her Master of Education with a Reading Specialist certification both from Slippery Rock University. She previously taught nine years in the elementary classroom in two different states before beginning her career at Butler County Community College.

In addition to teaching Preparatory and Developmental Reading courses, Stephanie also teaches multiple education courses for the college. She believes preparation and encouragement are essential to passing the Praxis and PAPA exams. By focusing on the content and working on test taking strategies, Stephanie believes every student will achieve their dream of becoming a teacher.


Karie Muir

A portrait of Mrs. Karie MuirKarie Muir graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and a Master's degree in Secondary Education. Karie started as a Chemistry teacher at a public high school then transitioned to private tutoring in a wide variety of academic environments.

Karie has worked extensively with homeschooling students and also online with SAT and ACT test prep students. In addition to Praxis tutoring, Karie currently teaches Environmental Science at Butler County Community College. Karie likes to create a learning environment that allows her students to feel supported along their academic journey. Karie enjoys preparing her students for exam day and seeing her students achieve success.


Holly Murphy

A portrait of Mrs. Holly MurphyHolly Murphy earned her Bachelor of Science Degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Grove City College. She earned her Master's and Reading Specialist Certification at Slippery Rock University. Holly currently serves as a K-6 reading specialist in North Hills School District. She also enjoys working with Praxis/PECT students through online courses and individual tutoring. Holly understands the hard work and preparation that goes into preparing for the exams and is dedicated to helping her students pass!


Marie Sabatelli

A portrait of Ms. Marie SabatelliMarie Sabatelli holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. To pursue her passion for teaching, she later earned a Master of Education Leadership degree from Immaculata University. Marie is certified in both Elementary Education K-6 and English 6-12.

She has twelve years teaching experience in a brick and mortar setting with grades K-3 where she was elected Teacher of the Year by the student body. She has been teaching Middle School Language Arts online for the past seven years and is skilled at preparing students for high-stakes standardized tests. Ms. Sabatelli has a desire to support teachers in developing their craft and guiding them through the world of education.


Brian Welsh

A portrait of Mr. Brian WelshBrian Welsh graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2017 and a Master of Education in Secondary Education/History in 2019. Brian started his career working in a private school for court-adjudicated youth and is currently teaching at Knoch High School within South Butler County School District. In addition to teaching, Brian also coaches varsity football and varsity boys and girls track within Freeport Area School District. Brian understands that the path to becoming an educator is not always easy and he is passionate about aiding those walking that path in any way possible.