Shayne has over 21 years experience as an elementary/middle school and special education teacher in the School District of Lancaster. Shayne has a strong desire to help middle and high school students complete some form of post secondary certification. Realizing the need for mentoring relationships, Shayne joined Ty Bair 13 years ago to co-found Advantage Lancaster.
Shayne has received special recognition from Office Max for “A Day Made Better” teacher program, which recognizes exceptional primary and secondary school teachers.
A husband and a father of two children, Shayne enjoys music, cookouts and traveling to the beach with his family.
Ty Bair is a 7th grade social studies teacher at Edward Hand Middle School within the School District of Lancaster. During Bair’s 16 years of teaching, he and fellow teacher, Shayne Meadows, had a vision to bring the same mentorship principles Bair benefited from to their students.
Ty grew up in Lancaster City, in a household of 13 children to a single mother on welfare. Ty experienced many trials during his childhood but through the efforts of Christian mentors, he was able to encounter a different option for his life. He was the first in his family to graduate from college and has since won a number of awards. These include Walmart Teacher of the Year, Coca-Cola Teacher of the Year, Essence of Humanity Award, and Alumni of Year from Lancaster Mennonite.
Ty enjoys traveling with his family and spending time at the beach.
High School Director
The teacher/mentor of today is the cornerstone of tomorrow’s society is a belief of Jennifer Meadows. Jennifer graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Science in Education – Mathematics. She taught 1 year at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, DE and for the past 20 years for the School District of Lancaster at McCaskey High School Campus. She has taught all levels of Math from Consumer Mathematics to IB Mathematical Studies SL.
Having a true aspiration to mentor and help students develop to their fullest potential, Jennifer joined Advantage Lancaster in 2011 as its High School Coordinator.
Jennifer has been married for over 12 years and has 2 children, Genesis and Xavier, along with a cat named, Tiki.
Resourcefulness, resilient, and reflective are three values that Sarourn Sen wants her students to learn in her classroom. She is committed to student success inside the classroom and in life.
Sen earned a Bachelor’s in Finance from West Chester University, however she decided that she wanted to become a teacher and continue her education and received her Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University. In her eighth teen year, she teaches
mathematics at John Piersol High School and her eighth year as co-advisor in Advantage Lancaster with the high school program. She loves being a part of Advantage Lancaster because the staff provides creative, engaging, and immersive learning opportunities for the students
involved. She believes that Advantage Lancaster creates meaningful relationship with students to help provide successful opportunities for the student’s future endeavors.
When she is not at school or at Advantage Lancaster, she loves spending time with her husband Artemio and three daughters Sadeyah, Milani, and Nyla traveling, exploring, enjoying family functions and just relaxing.