Meet our TLE® Center team

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Izzy

Infant Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hello TLE Families my name is Izzy, I work in room infant A. This year I moved from California to Colorado. I have worked with children about four years now and have my associates in early childhood education. My goal is to get a BA and teach elementary school.

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Lisa

Toddler Teacher

Hello, I am Ms. Lisa! I moved to Colorado from New Jersey fall of 2020 and began working at TLE in January of 2021. I am married and have 2 adult children who also have moved to Colorado recently. I love children and have worked in child care on and off for most of my life.

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Courtney

Lead Toddler Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

I'm a Colorado native who loves creating. I graduated UCCS with a Bachelors of Innovation. Early education is my passion but in my free time I'm either reading, making something, or watching horror movies.

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Alyssa

Lead Toddler Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi families! My name is Alyssa and I am the Toddler A teacher! I recently graduated college with a Bachelors in Child Development! I have been working with children for about 5 years and this is my first year as a teacher in my own classroom. I love being a teacher and I love the bond I have made with both my students and their families! I hope to create a nurturing and supportive environment for all my students!

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Kassy

Lead Toddler Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Hello, I’m Miss Kassy the Toddler Lead teacher. I have been with TLE for a little over a year now and was one of the very first teachers to open the center! I have been working in the Early childhood for 13 years now. I have my ECE certificate, CDA, First Aid and CPR, and in the process of going back to school to get my ECE degree. In just few short months I will also be infant supervisor qualified! I stared my career as a teacher’s aid in a preschool classroom and in 6 short weeks I was promoted to a Lead Teacher! After that, I worked with all ages of kids and most recently have grown very fond of infants and toddlers. Which is why I have found my home in the Toddler classroom.

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Miranda

Assistant Teacher

TwoPlusToucan

Favorite TLE® Character:
Two Plus Toucan

Hello everyone! My name is Ms Miranda. I was born in California, and raised in Colorado Springs. I love taking trips, shoes, and making people laugh. I especially love teaching little ones, and making a difference.

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Angela

Lead Twadller Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

My name is Angela Cash. I'm a teacher at The Learning Experience. I've enjoyed working in the child care industry for twenty years. I'm from Redlands California. I'm married with four children and two grandchildren.

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Aleah

Twaddler Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

My name is Aleah I'm 20 years old. I love to read and help people and children learn something new every day. I am working here hoping to get better skills to help me become a better teacher.

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Victoria

Lead Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hello! I have been in early childhood education for six years. I have my CDA and love working in childcare. I spend my weekends with my family enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors hiking and geocaching.

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AJ

Preschool Lead Teacher

Lionstein

Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Hello, I am Mr. A.J. I have been working in the child care field since 1986. It started as a part-time job while I was attending college. I was sitting in those small kindergarten chairs, when a little girl walked up to me and ask why I sitting by myself. I told her I was a big person and I did not want to scare the other children. She tapped me on the leg and said, "Its going to be alright" and walked away. That is when I knew this part-time job was going to be my career. From Assistant Teacher through Assistant Director to a Summer Program Coordinator for a Non-Profit CA. State Child Care Company; CDI/CDC. I did take a few years off to pursue a Journeyman's in Plumbing and then drifted to Bus driving for D20 School District. However, teaching was still my strong career. I have been in Colorado for 19+ years and enjoy camping, hunting, gardening, hiking, Mud Runs, and antique hunting.

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Shelby

Lead Preschool Teacher

Lionstein

Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Hi I'm Ms. Shelby. I have been working with children for 4 years. The reason I became a teacher was to make a difference in the lives of as many students as I can. I strive to make my classroom a fun and safe environment not just for my students but for all that walk through my doors.

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Ms Manuel

Preschool Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Ms. Manuel, originally from Charleston SC, has lived in Colorado since 2016. She is distinguished with her Bachelor's of Arts with a concentration in Dance Performance and a Minor in Coaching. She is currently seeking her Master’s of Education at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. When she is not teaching the upcoming minds of our young generation, she enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing for trout! Her love of adventure and the outdoors generates a creative and exciting learning environment with each and every child! Her love for Early Childhood Education and children are unmatched, and makes a perfect fit here at The Learning Experience!

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Mary

Lead Preschool Teacher

Sonar

Favorite TLE® Character:
Sonar

I am Mary Almanza. I started as a preschool teacher at the Child Development Center at Pikes Peak Community College. I have been in this field for over 33 years. I love all the children, my job, and working at T.L.E.