Meet our TLE® Center team

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Jennifer Bolanos

Floater Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Jennifer has been working in a preschool setting for the last 2 years. She has a double bachelors in Early Childhood Development and Spanish. She enjoys working with our little ones because they are so full of joy and their imagination is wild that at times catches her off guard at how much they pay attention to us “adults.” They are little sponges soaking everything in. Her favorite part about working with all age groups is that she can let her inner child out and run around the playground with them, jump, or lay down and sing. She loves seeing them smile and having conversations with them, even if they are babbling. Her favorite TLE character is Penny because she teaches the importance of being helpful, honest and kind and believes those are important qualities that we need to show our little ones.

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Oliva Hess

Floater Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Olivia started her journey with The Learning experience, Rohnert Park, in January 2020. She spent her last four and half years working towards her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Sonoma State University. This is her first year of working at a preschool and it has taught her patience and kindness go a long way. The kids are teaching Olivia in a special way that no university class could’ve ever inspired. Olivia loves combining learning and play, especially outdoors. Hands on learning will always be her preference. Working with children is always a joy and a blessing, putting a smile on Olivia’s face every time. She’s excited to work with Rohnert Park’s youth and to see what influential future is in store for all of them.

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Luz Sanchez

Floater Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Luz joined The Learning Experience in February 2020 and has a wealth of knowledge in food and nutrition with over 20 years of experience in food preparation specifically with organic, vegan and vegetarian food. Luz has 3 children of her own with 1 college graduate and 2 others currently pursuing a college degree. Luz loves working with children and making sure they learn how important healthy food is for their development. Luz incorporates Spanish when she is in the classroom with children. She loves arts and crafts and seeing how creative children can get. Her favorite TLE character is Flexi Flamingo because she likes physical fitness, and enjoys having the children do stretches throughout the day.

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Desiree Toler

Infant Teacher

Sonar

Favorite TLE® Character:
Sonar

Desiree joined The Learning Experience family in 2019 with over 15 years childcare experience working with children, ranging from birth to school age. She has a degree in early childhood education and is trained in health and safety. Desiree's experience with children is not just in the classroom she is also a wonderful mom. Born and raised in California it is not surprising that her favorite TLE character is Sonar. Sonar is well known for coming from California and is loved for his adventures of the sea and sensory exploration. Bubbles also holds a special place in her heart with his fun positive can-do attitude. Bubbles was one of the many reasons Desiree decided to join the TLE Family.

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Alexandria Pepper

Toddler Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Alexandria has worked with young children for about twelve years. She received her BA in early childhood studies in 2019 and provides children with a fun and safe environment for exploring through play. She started working with The Learning experience in January of 2020 as a toddler teacher. Her favorite TLE character is Bubbles because he teaches children that learning through play is fun and that we learn through exploring. She is looking forward to learn and grow with The Learning Experience.

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Yesenia Garcia Rivas

Toddler Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Working with children has always been a passion for Yesenia, and the past 7 years of her experience have flown by. Yesenia worked at her high school, Roseland University Prep, and then had the privilege to work for Americorps with elementary kids that led her to explore the toddler age group. She has also attained an AA in early childhood and is finishing her Bachelor’s degree in sociology. Every day is an adventure and she feels working for TLE has been so rewarding.

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Emma Lustenberger

Assistant Toddler Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Emma is an Asisstant Toddler Teacher. She is currently going back to school to further her education in childhood development, and hopefully become a teacher. She started off working with children at 16 years old, and continued babysitting till she joined TLE. She began applying at childcare facilities to try something new, and didn’t know how much she would fall in love with working for children, and change her career to fit that. She also discovered that her favorite age to work with is Toddlers, which she loves to watch them grow and develop. Her favorite TLE character is Mr. Bubbles, because she loves to see the excitement in the kid’s faces when they see him.

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Jacqueline Lechuga

Toddler Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Jackie began her work in child care and early education five years ago. In that time, she has worked with children aged 2-15 through daycare/preschool programs or by teaching color guard. In the field she hopes to assist children with their communication skills, support learning through play and developing a growth mindset. She joined The Learning Experience in 2019, the same year that she moved to Rohnert Park. Her favorite TLE character is Penny. She loves including etiquette and kindness in the curriculum so that children in our program are given extra skill sets to navigate healthy socialization.

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Jessica Fenech

Preschool Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Jessica graduated from Sonoma State University in 2019 with a BA in Early Childhood Studies. She has always been passionate about working with children since she was a young girl herself. Jessica has many years of experience with nannying children to teaching young children and continues to teach young children as a Preschool teacher at our Rohnert Park TLE! Jessica joined TLE in August of 2019 and loves working with the brilliant young minds in this amazing program. Her favorite Learning Experience character is Mr. Bubbles because she loves the energy he brings to every event and she loves how excited the children get to see him!

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Iridian Sanchez-Martinez

Lead Preschool 2 Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Iridian started working at The Learning Experience in April of 2019. Iridian has been teaching for almost five years and has worked with children ages 0-5, as well as middle school children. Iridian attended Santa Rosa Junior College where she completed all of her Early Childhood Education units, and has also received her California teaching permit. Her favorite quote is, “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.” She believes that every single child that walks through the door has the ability to change the world. Being an educator has always been a childhood dream, and now she is around children and loves being able to watch them grow into their own person. Her favorite TLE character is Mr. Bubbles! Like Mr. Bubbles, Iridian loves being able to make her children feel happy and loved every second of the day!