Meet Our Childcare Team | The Learning Experience

Meet our TLE® Center team

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Lori Traux

Infant Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Lori has been with TLE Elgin since July 2021. Lori has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Elgin Community College. In her free time she enjoys taking walks and spending time with her family. Her classroom goal is to help the children to reach their developmental milestones.

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Melissa Esparza

Toddler Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Melissa has been with TLE Elgin since July 2021. She attended Hampshire High school and has her CDA in Infant/Toddler Care. She is from Carpentersville and enjoys softball, football and camping in her spare time. Her classroom goal is to create a nurturing and caring environment for the children

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Morgan Hacker

Toddler Assistant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Morgan has been with TLE Elgin since August 2021. Morgan attended South Elgin High school and is from Elgin. In her free time she enjoys reading and watching movies. Her classroom goal is to create a fun learning environment.

Mikayla Nykolajcuyk

Assistant Twaddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Mikayla has been with TLE since October of 2021. She is currently working towards getting her CDA in Infant and toddlers. Mikayla enjoys shopping and cooking. Her classroom goal is to help the students learn and grow!

Jeanette Elizondo

Assistant Twaddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Jeanette has been with the TLE Family since February of 2022. She enjoys shopping, painting and home decorating. Jeanette is also a licensed real estate agent. Her classroom goals are to help the children with language skills and potty training.

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Debbie Bayne - Cardenas

Lead Preppers Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Debbie has been with TLE since April 2021. She has her CDA in Infants through 36 months and she has 30 years experience in childcare. Some of Debbie's hobbies are bike riding, softball and swimming. Her classroom goals are to maintain a safe, fun and friendly environment for children to learn and play.

Emily Wolf

Assistant Prepper Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Emily joined the TLE family in February 2022. Her enthusiasm for her work is contagious and her students just love her. In her spare time, she enjoys watching "Friends" and spending time with her friends. Emily's classroom goals are to create a safe, fun and happy learning environment for the children.

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Lisa Cameron

Floater

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Sonar

Lisa has been with TLE since October 2021. Lisa is a certified sous chef and attended Kendall Culinary Arts School. She also served in the United States Navy for 8 years. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, swimming, baking, cooking and watching movies. Her center goals are to help the children grow and learn new skills.

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Alyssa Knautz

Preppers Assistant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Alyssa has been with TLE Elgin since August 2021. Alyssa attended Larkin High school and is from Elgin. In her free time she enjoys shopping and watching Netflix. Her classroom goal is to help the children to learn new things everyday.

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Kristin Summerville

Lead Preschool Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Kristin holds her Associates in Arts and is continuing her education in Early Childhood currently. She enjoys cooking/baking, crafting and working out. Her classroom goals are to teach her students that they can do and be anything they want to.

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Deloris Jackson

Preschool Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Deloris has been with TLE Elgin since September 2021. She has her associates degree of Arts in Early Childhood Education. In her spare time she enjoys reading and crocheting. Deloris' classroom goal is to help prepare the children for kindergarten.

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Alane Morley

Assistant Preschool Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Alane has been with TLE since March 2019. She attended Clio Schools in Michigan and has been in Early Childhood Education since 2009. She enjoys going to outdoor concerts in the summer, bike riding and doing crossword puzzles. Alane's classroom goals are to create an environment that is nurturing and fun, and to prepare children for the next step in their education.

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Breanna Bala

Lead Preschool Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Bre has been with TLE since June 2021. She has her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. Bre enjoys hockey, watching Netflix and going shopping. Her classroom goals for Preschool are to create a fun and respectful learning environment while preparing the children for their next step in education.