Meet Our Childcare Team | The Learning Experience

Meet our TLE® Center team

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Che'Kasha Andrews

Assistant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Che'Kasha started at the center in April of 2022 as an assistant teacher in our Infant B room. She is studying Sports Management at William Patterson University. Her hobbies include playing basketball, working out and shopping. Ms. Che'Kasha's classroom goals include maintaining a happy, fun and healthy environment, helping the children make friends and working together. She also works to build trust with the babies.

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Carlie Herrera

Assistant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Ms. Carlie joined our center in March, 2022 and is our assistant teacher in our Infant A room. In her spare time she enjoys babysitting her niece and taking care of her dog. Ms. Carlie's classroom goals include teaching sign language to the babies.

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Janna Denny

Assistant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Ms. Janna joined our center in March, 2022. She is the assistant teacher in our Infant B room. Ms. Janna is also a licensed hair dresser and small business owner. She strives to create a fun and happy environment where the babies will strive and grow in a safe manner. Ms. Janna lives in Laurence Harbor.

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Gail Gustafsson

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Ms. Gail joined our center in April of 2022 and is the lead teacher in our Infant A room. Ms. Gail is also a professional baker and is a graduate of the prestigious Institute of Culinary Education. Her other hobbies include reading and running. Ms. Gail is originally from Long Island and currently resides in Atlantic Highlands. Her classroom goals are to keep it safe, fun and loving.

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Gabriella Gumina

Float Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Ms. Gabby joined us in July of 2021 as a float teacher. She is studying Early Childhood Education at Brookdale College. Ms. Gabby enjoys working out and hanging out with family and friends. She strives to create a safe and fun environment and loves all the age groups. Ms. Gabby resides in Long Branch.

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Angela Denney

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Ms. Angela started at TLE-Eatontown in February 2022 and is the lead teacher in our Infant B room. Ms. Angela is a graduate of both Old Bridge High School and Robert Fiance Beauty Academy. She enjoys reading and arts and crafts in her free time. Ms. Angela's classroom goal is to help the children feel comfortable as well as intrigued to learn and experience new things. Ms. Angela resides in Old Bridge.

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Brianna Rijo

Float Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Two Plus Toucan

Ms. Brianna is our center opener and has been with us since April 2022. She has over seven years experience in child care including management. Ms. Brianna is fluent in Spanish, English as well as a working knowledge of Portuguese. Her hobbies include photography, playing the piano, guitar and drums. Ms. Brianna is from Long Branch.

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Nahid Sultana

Assistant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Miss Nahid is our assistant teacher in the Toddler B room. Miss Nahid is from Bangladesh. She loves to listen to music and dance and sing with the children. Miss Nahid's goals are to teach the children good manners and create a safe environment.

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Liz Finley

Float Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Liz started at TLE Eatontown in April of 2021. She is an asset to us as she is comfortable in all the classrooms. When Ms. Liz is not working she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and friends. Her classroom goals are to always be dancing, playing and engaged in a fun activity! Ms. Liz resides in Fair Haven.

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Kimberly Williams

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Ms. Kim joined us in June 2021. She has her AA degree in Early Childhood Education from Brookdale College and is our lead teacher in our Toddler B classroom. Her hobbies include shopping, cooking and hanging out with friends. Ms. Kim's classroom goals are to keep the kids moving, dancing, having fun and to focus on the children's language development. Ms. Kim lives in Ocean Twp.

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Mary Andrews

Assistant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Ms. Mary joined us in April of 2022 and is the Assistant Teacher in our Toddler B Room. Ms. Mary enjoys shopping trips with her baby son. Ms. Mary's goal is to have fun with the children and teach them classroom routines. Ms. Mary is a graduate of Long Branch High School and currently lives in Long Branch with her son.

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Tiyanna Kelly

Assistant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Tiyanna started here at the center in March of 2022 and is an assistant teacher in our Toddler A classroom. She enjoys caring for her nephews and was a helper at an in-home daycare for three years. She enjoys reading and entertaining with the students. Ms. Tiyanna is from Asbury Park and currently resides in Eatontown.

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Brianna Scherer

Float Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Miss Brianna is one of our Floater teachers here at Eatontown TLE. Miss Brianna lives in Red Bank and attends Brookdale College for Early Childhood Education. Miss Brianna's classroom goals are for everyone to be kind to each other and to grow together.

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Kate DiLiberto

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Ms. Kate started at TLE-Eatontown in April of 2022. She was formerly at our sister TLE school in Jackson since September of 2020. Ms. Kate is a graduate of Brookdale College and is excited to be our lead Twaddler teacher. Her hobbies include writing, singing and hiking. Her classroom goal is to make learning fun and exciting. Ms. Kate resides in Belmar.

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Lyssa Dussman

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Ms. Lyssa started at TLE-Eatontown in April of 2022 and is our Co Lead teacher in our Preppers classroom. She holds her BA from Fordham University. Some of her hobbies include Zumba, salsa and playing cricket with her dog. Her classroom goals include making learning fun and helping the children become more independent. Ms. Lyssa resides in Middletown.

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Andrea Colbert

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Ms. Andrea is our lead Preppers teacher and has been at TLE-Eatontown since May 2021. She is a graduate of Bryant and Stratton College in New York. She holds her AA degree in Early Childhood Education. Her hobbies include reading and writing. Miss Andrea's classroom goals are to create a fun and happy learning experience for her students. Ms. Andrea resides in Long Branch,

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Jayonna Andrews

Float Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Ms. Jayonna is not only a float teacher but a TLE parent as well. Her children attend our sister school in Tinton Falls. She loves all the age groups and really enjoys being outside. Ms. Jayonna resides in Neptune.

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Ahnaya Benjamin

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Ms. Ahnaya joined our TLE family April 2021. She is currently studying Early Childhood Education to obtain her Child Development Associate certification. Her hobbies include painting and dancing. Her classroom goals are to make sure the children are having a great time and to learn one new thing a day. Ms. Ahnaya lives in Tinton Falls

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Patricia Tyler

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Ms. Trish started at TLE-Eatontown in April of 2022 but worked at another TLE center from 2015-2019. She is our lead teacher in our Preschool 1 classroom. She is a graduate of Rutgers with her Master's degree in Theatre with a minor in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Trish's hobbies include baseball, Marvel, Star Wars and stand up comedy. Her classroom goal is to have the children love and trust school. Ms. Trish resides in Eatontown.

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Ajan Gonzales

Center Cook

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Mr. Ajan came to TLE-Eatontown in April of 2022 and is our center's cook. He also helps out in the classroom as needed Mr. Ajan is currently attending Monmouth County Vocational School for Cosmetology. He enjoys working out and listening to music. His goals include making sure our children are given healthy meals and that they have a lot of fun. Mr. Ajan lives in Long Branch