Meet our TLE® Center team

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Linsay Benfield

Lead Infant A Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

I have lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania since birth. I am married, and a mom to four girls. I’ve had a passion for working with children ever since I was a little girl. I started working in the Early Childhood Education field in 2001. I went on to earn my CDA. I have been with TLE Limerick since January of 2019. When I am not at the center, I enjoy spending time with my family and going camping.

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Tina Morris

Infant Teacher

PheobePhonics

Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

I was born and raised in Philadelphia. I have been married for 25 years. My husband and I have four children together. My oldest, Jessica, just graduated from college. She works at Fersinuis Medical Care as a patient care tech. Sean is a sales rep at Sherwin Williams. Justin just graduated from Boyertown High. He will be attending Washington College as a pre-med major. He will also be swimming there. My youngest, Natalie, will be a senior at Boyertown. She plays varsity soccer also on a travel soccer team. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for ten years. I have always worked in the infant room. I love seeing them grow and experiencing their first accomplishments.

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Ms. Joann

Lead Toddler B Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

I grew up in King of Prussia, married my husband Dan and moved to Plymouth Township where we started our family. We now live in Limerick. I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, and spending time outside. I have 3 grown children: 2 girls, and then I finally had that boy! I was a stay at home mom until my son went to school full time. I have worked 20+ years in childcare. I worked in a daycare and have nannied for several families until I was not needed anymore. I enjoy my job at TLE. The staff is great, and most of all I enjoy what I do: teaching and spending my day with the children.

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Kailyn Smith

Floater

GraceCharity

Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi! My name is Kailyn, I am 20 years old. I have always had a passion for working with kids and their developmental growth. I have babysat for many families in the past 7 years and have experience with all age groups. When I’m not working at TLE, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and my many pets! I also work part time at an animal rescue/adoption center. I graduated from high school in 2018 and am looking into community colleges to take courses on Early Childhood Education. I am looking forward to helping your children grow and play!

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Brianna Tamay

Floater

Hello, my name is Brianna. I am a new staff member at The Learning Experience. This is my first job working in Early Childhood Education, but have no fear! I have plenty of experience working with kids. My nephew goes to school here and he has a blast! I've always wanted to have a job with kids, so I am hoping once I complete college I will be a very experienced child therapist. I am super excited to be a new member and I can't wait to create new experiences with the children!

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Raechel Hanratty

Lead Prepper Teacher

GraceCharity

Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

I am originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have two daughters attending Owen J. Roberts High School and my family has lived in Spring City, Pennsylvania for eight years. I have been with TLE since 2018. I spent one year as the Lead Prepper Room Teacher and one year in the Preschool 1 classroom. I am excited to be part of such a great team here at TLE! I have been working with Infants and Toddlers since 2011. I currently have my CDA credential in Early Childhood Education – specifically Infants and Toddlers. I am also completing my final two classes to obtain my degree in Early Childhood Education. I hold certifications in Speech and Language Development in Infants and Toddlers and Transitioning Strategies for Infants and Toddlers. I have been teaching toddlers for ten years. Prior to my professional experience, I was a volunteer aide within the Owen J. Roberts School Dist

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Stephanie Trisch

Preschool 2 Teacher

Lionstein

Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

I was born, raised and graduated high school from Phoenixville, PA. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for over 8 years and acquired my Child Development Associate Credential through Montgomery County Community College in 2008. My love of teaching developed when my brother was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 5, when as I was an older teenager. I created fun ways to get him out of the house and socialize him while also finding craft fairs and fun artsy events to do with him on the weekends. Now as adults, I love spending time with him, my sister and her two children. I live with my boyfriend, Michael, and our pet bunny “Chai.” When I’m not working or with them, I can be found running on the local trail because it’s my very favorite thing to do. I am proud to be a part of the TLE team and I am happy to be teaching the future of our young children here.