A Grade Ahead's Management Team

Get to know the A Grade Ahead’s Enrichment at Home and management staff!

A Grade Ahead Enrichment at Home

Nichole Armstrong

Enrichment at Home and Headquarters 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 Enrichment at Home

Jenna Smith

Enrichment at Home Coordinator

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!”

Autumn Allin

Enrichment at Home Assistant

Education: Autumn earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Toledo.

Fun Fact: Autumn has a passion for animal rescue. Both of her dogs were rescued, and she plans on rescuing more in the future!

Quote about AGA:  “I love the educational environment at A Grade Ahead. For both the staff and students. We’re constantly encouraged to learn new things, and that’s pretty cool.”

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 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!”

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

Amy Daniels

Marketing Manager

Education: Amy earned  bachelor’s degrees in marketing and mass communications from Miami University.

Fun Fact: When not shuttling around teenagers to sports practices, Amy can be found on the tennis court.

Quote about AGA: “I love A Grade Ahead because it challenges kids to be their best and gives them confidence.”

A Grade Ahead Manager

Teresa Jordan

Central Ohio Academy Manager

Education: Teresa earned a degree in history and social politics from the University of Gloucestershire in the UK.

Fun Fact: I have ridden a camel, a donkey, and a mule–but never a horse.

Quote about AGA: “I really enjoy working with a team of people who are passionate about the education of children, and who work hard to provide the best opportunity and experience for the kids who attend A Grade Ahead.”

A Grade Ahead Human Resources

Amy Licata

Human Resource Manager

Education: Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in psychology from University of Dayton.

Fun Fact: One day, Amy hopes to travel the world with her husband and two children. Her first stop is Italy to try all the amazing foods and views!

Quote about AGA: “My favorite part is the people who make A Grade Ahead what it is. Everyone is caring, passionate, and dedicated to the success of the company. There are new challenges every day, which continue to provide growth and development.”