Meet our TLE® Center team

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Norma

Lead Infant Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi! My name is Norma and I have been with TLE-Astoria since June 2019. I have a Bachelors Degree in Management, a Child Development Associates (CDA) certificate, and over 15 years of early childhood experience. I enjoy singing, reading, and smiling.

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Silvia

Franchisee Owner

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Meet our wonderful franchisee owner Ms. Silvia! Ms. Silvia has taken on many hats as our franchisee owner, including changing diapers and taking out garbage. She is hands on, insightful, and always advocating for our families.

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April

Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Meet Ms. April! I have been in the early childhood education field for almost 5 years now! I believe that all children are truly amazing in their own unique ways. To work with young children you must be patient and understanding, so fully be able to support their needs. My favorite subject to teach is sign language, because it is so useful and teaches inclusion.

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Amy

Lead Toddler Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Hi! My name is Amy and I have been with TLE-Astoria since November 2019. I have a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and over five years of experience in the early childhood education field. I enjoying honing my Chinese writing skills in my free time.

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Ms. Simmons

Assistant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hi! My name is Ms. Simmons and I have been with TLE-Astoria since May 2019. I have a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts and over 15 years of experience in the early childhood education field. I enjoy playing volleyball, swimming, and reading.

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Ralph

Preppers Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hello, I'm Mr. Ralph! I have taught children of different ages. I enjoy teaching, going to movie theaters, going out for dinner/placing orders for delivery, listening to 80s and contemporary music, and trying to be careful of the foods I eat so I can maintain my weight.

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Christina

Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Meet Ms. Christina! I have been in the early childhood field for 4 years now. I believe that children should be encouraged to explore and be their silly selves. In the classroom I love to be nurturing, encouraging and positive. My favorite part of the day is when we take the children to the playground. You really get to see their personalities shine through when they have all of that open space and fresh air!

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Micaela

Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Meet Ms. Micaela! I have been working in the early childhood education field for about 7 years now and have recently graduated with my masters in education. I strongly believe that every student has the ability to learn and succeed. I chose the education field because I love working with children. They are the future and it is important to teach then love and compassion at a young age!

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Eghosa

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Two Plus Toucan

Meet Ms. Eghosa! I have been in the early childhood field for a few years now, I even have a young child! I believe that children grow best in a structured and nurturing environment. I really enjoy teaching math because it is such an important part of life. Something so small, like learning how to count, will help children do many things as they get older. In my classroom, the kids will have fun, learn, and explore!

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Antoinette

Assistant Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Hi! My name is Antoinette! I have been with TLE-Astoria since July 2019. I have a Masters Degree in Education and over 10 years of experience in early childhood education. I enjoy walking, reading, and learning new things!