A Grade Ahead's Management Team

Get to know A Grade Ahead’s Management Team!


A Grade Ahead Owner

Parag Singhal


Education: Parag earned a Master of Business from the Indian Institute of Management in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Fun Fact: If it’s the weekend, you can catch Parag on the golf course with friends and family playing a quick 9 or 18 holes if the Ohio weather permits!

Quote about AGA: “My favorite thing about A Grade Ahead is being able to make a positive impact on our students and staff by consistently improving our focus and product.”

A Grade Ahead Owner

Meenal Singhal


Education: Meenal earned a master’s degree in computer application from India.

Fun Fact: When not at A Grade Ahead, Meenal enjoys walking her dog, Brooklyn, reading, doing yoga, and putting her green thumb to use in her garden.

Quote about AGA: “I love absolutely everything about A Grade Ahead. I especially enjoy all aspects that involve our state-of-the-art curriculum.”

A Grade Ahead Enrichment at Home

Nichole Armstrong

Human Resources Manager

Education: Nichole earned a bachelor’s degree in education from The Ohio State University.

Fun Fact: Nichole has luck on her side! She has won two contests sending her to Hollywood and Alabama for a music festival!

Quote about AGA: “What I love about A Grade Ahead is how we continue to improve our curriculum and challenge our students to be the best they can be!”

A Grade Ahead Manager

Mandy Ahlstrom

Franchise Manager

Education: Mandy earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Bowling Green State University.

Fun Fact: When Mandy isn’t traveling to all of our A Grade Ahead locations, you can find her spending time with her son, reading poetry, listening to music, or practicing yoga.

Quote about AGA: “What I love about A Grade Ahead is getting to travel around the country to visit our locations, and working with all of the unique personalities I’ve had the opportunity to interact with along the way!”

A Grade Ahead Manager

Nicole Acevedo

Teacher Manager

Education: Nicole earned a  bachelor’s degree in English for composition and rhetoric from The Ohio State University.

Fun Fact: In Nicole’s free time, she enjoys reading books and writing. In fact, one day, Nicole hopes to write a novel or two!

Quote about AGA: “My favorite part about my job at A Grade Ahead is seeing my students excel in the program while helping teachers find creative solutions to keep students engaged!”

Emily Karth

Curriculum Manager

Education: Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Wittenberg University.

Fun Fact: Emily enjoys reading and playing games with her husband. She also has 3 rescue dogs she loves to play with!

Quote about AGA: “My favorite thing about working for A Grade Ahead is how we are constantly evolving. I love collaborating on exciting new initiatives to ensure that our program stays fresh and relevant for our students.”

A Grade Ahead Enrichment at Home

Jenna Smith

Enrichment at Home Manager

Education: Jenna earned degrees in criminal justice and legal studies from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Fun Fact: Jenna loves spending time outdoors with her two children, family, and friends!

Quote about AGA: “My favorite part about A Grade Ahead is the community. We are such a close group at the A Grade Ahead headquarters that it makes work enjoyable!”

Stephanie Miller

Central Ohio Manager

Education: Stephanie studied Computer Information Technology and Graphic Design at Columbus State.

Fun Fact: In her free time Stephanie enjoys reading, games, and working on genealogy. So far she has traced her family back to Charlemagne!

Quote about AGA: “I love to see the students in our program having fun while learning and gaining more confidence in school.”