Meet our TLE® Center team

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Amber Mathew

Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi, my name is Ms. Amber Mathew. I am extremely excited to be one of the Infant Teachers here at The Learning Experience! I am currently a student at Delaware County Community College, majoring in Social Work; I am also working towards obtaining my CDA. I have two children, ages 13 and 5, who keep me ready for anything! Working with infants is my dream job; I love caring for each little one and watching them grow!

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Marianne McDevitt

Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hello, my name is Marianne McDevitt. I am a wife and mother of two awesome kiddos, Liam and Sophie. I enjoy teaching at TLE because of the wonderful and loving environment it provides for the children. I am passionate about leading the Toddler classroom. We are a very busy class that explores literacy, our creativity, and our sensory and fine motor skills every day!

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Dawn MacCloskey

Floater

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Welcome to TLE, my name is Ms. Dawn MacCloskey; I am a floater for the children here, which means I will be around the school throughout the day and get to meet all our children and families. I also, currently, drive a school bus and have for the past 24 years. Away from work, I enjoy boating, camping and spending time with my adult children.

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Caileen Gormley

Floater

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi, I’m Ms. Caileen Gormley! I am really looking forward to working with the children here at TLE. I have been working in child care for over 3 years and I am currently studying Psychology at West Chester University. When I am not working or studying, I enjoy running, reading and spending time with my family and friends!

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Danielle Rush

Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi my name is Ms. Danielle Rush; I am very excited be here at TLE Downingtown! I am currently a part-time student at Delaware Country Community College working towards a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Nutrition. I have been in child care for over 3 years and it has been an amazing experience to be able to watch kids learn and grow! I am looking forward to a great year!

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Liana Albitz

Prepper Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Hi! My name is Ms. Liana Albitz. I have over 15 years of experience caring for children and I enjoy having the opportunity to nurture and encourage children through teaching; it is a joy to see them grow, develop and learn new things daily! I love being creative and silly with the children in my care. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family (I am a mommy to two little girls, Aubrey and Vivi), gardening, doing arts and crafts, cooking and trying new foods!

Carissa Roark

Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hi, my name is Ms. Carissa Roark and I have been working with children for about 10 years and have earned my CDA in Early Education. I am also a mom to my 4-year-old son, Parker, and my 2-year-old daughter, Emma.

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Patty Schenker

Floater

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi! I'm a mom of four grown children and I live in the area. I grew up in Havertown with four siblings and I attended Archbishop Carroll High School. I've always loved working with children and have been working in child care for 21 years. I feel making children laugh and being silly with them is just as important as their academic learning. I've worked at The Learning Experience in Limerick for 2 1/2 years and I'm happy to now be working at this beautiful center in Downingtown. I love the positive attitude and friendliness of the staff and administration.

Elaine Irvine

Teacher

Lionstein

Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Hi, my name is Ms. Elaine Irvine and I am the Lead Preschool 2 Teacher. I am a graduate of Bloomsburg University and I have five years of teaching experience with the Marple Newtown and West Chester Area School Districts. I am a mom to three kids: Lindsay, Nicky and Matty, along with two cats, Ginger and Oliver. Some of my favorite things are: going to the beach, the zoo, and the theater, visiting my daughter in NYC and singing!

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Caryn Vertigan

Floater

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hello, my name is Caryn Vertigan! For the past 36 years, East Brandywine has been my home; my husband and I have raised two children here and I am so excited that The Learning Experience is here and offering the families of this area a wonderful place to send their children to begin their education. I graduation from Villanova University and, in recent years, was a substitute teacher for local schools.