Meet Our Childcare Team | The Learning Experience

Meet our TLE® Center team

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Ms. Jackie

Designated Director/Additional Teacher Support

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hello, I'm Ms. Jackie! Early Childhood Education is my passion. I have been working with young children for over 30 years! I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education Degree from Rasmussen College and an Associates in Applied Science from Olive-Harvey College. My classroom goal is to provide a nurturing and caring atmosphere through learn and play. During my free time I enjoy crafting, running, shopping, traveling, and spending time with my children.

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Ms. Candace

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hi I'm Ms. Candace! I have my Child Development Associates degree and love to put what I learned into action. I have been working with children for ten years now and I love it. Children just bring such a joy to the world and I am so happy to see each one of them grow and learn with me.

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Ms. Asia Wilson

Infant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hi! I'm Ms. Asia and I have been working with children for most of my life. From being a nanny to working in a center I love to create bonds with each child while showering them with lots of love and hugs.

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Ms. Shamekia Owens

Infant B Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Hi I'm Ms. Shamekia! I never thought that I would love working with infants but I do!! I started as a Preschool teacher and have been in the Early Childhood field for over 21 years. After all this time I still have the passion for helping each student learn. Over the past 8 years I have been and infant teacher and in my classroom I give the babies lots of love while helping them to reach their next milestones. I love communicating with parents and being on the same page as we work as a team to help their baby grow and develop.

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Ms. Kiara Kitchen

Preschool 1 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi, I am Ms. Kiara! I have worked with children for over 5 years now and received a Child Development Associate credential in Preschool Education. My classroom goal is to inspire children to bring out their creativity and help them develop a passion for learning through exciting activities. During my free time I enjoy writing poetry and visiting the nail salon.

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Ms. Natasha Wright

Infant A Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi! My name is Ms. Natasha and I have been in the Early Childhood field for over 25 years! I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and hold three Illinois Gateway Credentials and an Illinois Director Credential. My classroom goal is to work with each family to ensure a beautiful beginning of education and development for each child in my care. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

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Ms. Asia

Infant B Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hi! I'm Ms. Asia and I have been working with children for most of my life. From being a nanny to working in a center I love to create bonds with each child while showering them with lots of love and hugs.

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Ms. Candace

Infant A Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hi I'm Ms. Candace! I have my Child Development Associates degree and love to put what I learned into action. I have been working with children for ten years now and I love it. Children just bring such a joy to the world and I am so happy to see each one of them grow and learn with me.

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Ms. Jalissa

Toddler B Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hello, I’m Ms. Jalissa! I have been working in the childcare field for over 8 years but have over 15 years of experience. I obtained my associate degree in Business Administration and also obtained my Child Development Associate (CDA) in Early Childhood Education. My classroom goal is to allow the children to explore and help achieve their milestones. I am looking forward to watching the children learn and develop each and every day. American Sign Language is also my second language, I am thrilled to be able to share and educate the kids on other ways to communicate. Looking forward to sprinkling tons of love and hugs to the little ones. Also- as a forewarning, I love art and have many projects in mind so things will get messy!

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Ms. Jessica

Toddler A Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi I am Ms. Jessica! I have over 5 years of experience in working with children and am very excited to help all the toddlers grow in becoming more independent.

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Ms. Marlen

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi, I am Ms. Marlen. I have worked with children for 7 years and I just love watching them grow right in front of my eyes. Their joy and wonder about the world brightens the day and I love to help them learn and grow under my care.

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Ms. Paola Sotelo

Toddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hola! I am Ms. Paola. I have an Associate’s Degree in Child Development and am currently studying to Special Education to help children with learning disabilities. My classroom goal is to provide a safe learning environment for all children and help them to grow in all areas of their development. During my free time I like to listen to music, go on walks with my dog, travel, and talk on the phone to my family in Mexico.

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Ms. Paty

Toddler A Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hola! I'm Ms. Paty and I am so happy to be a part of The Learning Experience team. I love working with children and studied Early Childhood Education to receive my Bachelor's degree in 2015. I have worked with children of all ages over the past 9 years and look forward to getting to know the children at TLE too!

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Ms. Maria Morales

Prepper Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Hi I’m Ms. Maria! Although I studied Web graphic Design I found my true passion is in working with children. I have been working with children for over 3 years now and every day I hope to make my classroom a fun learning place. In my free time I love to spend time with family and friends.

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Ms. Nataly Reyes-Chavez

Twaddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi, I’m Ms. Nataly. I have an Associate’s Degree from Malcolm X college where I studied Child Development. My classroom is warm and inviting and my goal is to always build a good relationship with each child in my care. During my free time I like to try new restaurants and spend time with friends.

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Ms. Jasmine Mitchell

Twaddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

I am so excited to work with all of my students to help them with their overall development. Working with 2 years olds is such a joy as we see their progress in attention span and vocabulary blossom.

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Ms. Tatianna

Preschool 2 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi, I'm Ms. Tatianna. I just received my Degree in Early Childhood Education! My goal is to make a difference in the classroom by preparing my students for Kindergarten and beyond.

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Ms. Dawn

Preschool 2 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

I'm Ms. Dawn and I have worked with children for many years. My goal is to get to know each child and help them grow as emotionally through support and care as well as academically.

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Ms. Salina Barnes

Preschool 3 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Hi! I'm Ms. Salina and I have been joyfully teaching for nine years. I have an Associate’s Degree in Child Development and I am currently pursing my Bachelor of Arts in Special Education. My classroom goals are to help my students build self-confidence and independence while preparing them academically for the next steps in their educational journey. During my free time I enjoy family events, bowling, and being a sports mom.

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Ms. Latricia Samson

Preschool 3 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hello, my name is Ms. Latricia and I am so excited to be a Preschool 2 teacher. I have over 20 years of experience in teaching and look forward to helping your child reach his/her full academic potential while being creative and expressing themselves.

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Ms. Tatianna Johnson

Preschool 2 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi, I'm Ms. Tatianna. I am currently studying Early Childhood Education to get my Associates Degree. My goal is to make a difference in the classroom by preparing my students for Kindergarten and beyond.

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Ms. Jocelynn

Preschool 1 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

My name is Ms. Jocelynn and I found my passion in working with children from a very young age. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 8 years and have 3 children of my own. I love watching how much children can grow through a nurturing environment.

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Ms. Brianna

Preschool 2 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

My name is Ms. Brianna and I am so happy to share my passion in working with children at The Learning Experience. Since I was a young my family always trusted me to be the babysitter for my younger cousins. This developed into a career in which I have been studying Early Childhood Education and gaining experience in the classroom. My classroom goal is to help each of my students gain the knowledge they need to be successful in Kindergarten.