Meet our TLE® Center team

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Hari Popock

Infant Teacher

"It takes a big heart to help shape little minds" I am originally from Long Island, NY and moved to Texas in July of 2013. I have my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and was working towards a Masters in Family Therapy when I had a change of heart and found my true passion. After being a stay at home mom to my four kids I started working at a preschool and have never looked back. My love with working with children brought me to TLE in 2019 and now I can truly say I have found my true passion. I hold my Lead Teacher Certification and I am in the process of receiving my CDA specializing in Infants & Toddlers. I love working with my babies because EVERY minute we spend together is an opportunity for learning!

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Shari Popock

Infant Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

"It takes a big heart to help shape little minds" I am originally from Long Island, NY and moved to Texas in July of 2013. I have my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and was working towards a Masters in Family Therapy when I had a change of heart and found my true passion. After being a stay at home mom to my four kids I started working at a preschool and have never looked back. My love with working with children brought me to TLE in 2019 and now I can truly say I have found my true passion. I hold my Lead Teacher Certification and I am in the process of receiving my CDA specializing in Infants & Toddlers. I love working with my babies because EVERY minute we spend together is an opportunity for learning!

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Markesha Garrett

Twaddler Teacher

Lionstein

Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Hello! I'm originally from Arkansas! I hold my Associates degree in Criminal Justice & have six plus years working in childcare. When I'm not with my kids at work, I spend my free time being the best mother i can be to my twelve year old son! My classroom goal is to make sure that no child is left behind.

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Angie Hernandez

Twaddler Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Hey Y'all! I'm Ms. Angie & I'm originally from Lubbock, Tx! I've been in the childcare industry for more then twenty years. I currently hold my CDA for childcare! I'm a busy mom of 3 boys and I spend all my extra time with my grandbabies! 🙂 Come say hi!

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Ana Vanderhorst

Preschool Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hey Y'all! I'm originally from Ohio but moved to Texas when I was in middle school! I currently hold my Esthetician License but my passion is working with children! I have a daughter of my own that i spend all my free time with. When I'm not working or with my daughter I enjoy waxing! My classroom goal is to increase my children's capacity to think, reason, question and to experiment!

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Kaytlynn Tucker

Preschool Teacher

GraceCharity

Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

I'm so excited to be apart of this TLE team! Im currently enrolled at Collin Community College to major in Criminal Justice. My favorite thing to do with the kids is to get down to their level and just play with them. When I'm not at work I enjoy sleeping, watching Netflix, Hulu, Disney +, as well as playing video games with my husband! My classroom goal is to create a safe space for my class. I'm a big believer of interactive play.. so you will always see me playing with them as much as possible!

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Ani Ghosh

Pre-K Teacher

PheobePhonics

Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

I am originally from Kolkata, India. I have my bachelors in Information Technology and a masters in Business Administration. I have been with TLE since 2017 and my goal is to get my class ready for Kindergarten! "Imagination is more important than knowledge".

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Patricia Eikermann (Ms. Patty)

Afterschool Teacher

Lionstein

Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

I started my life journey in St. Louis, Missouri. I studied at Houston Community College where I got my Associates in Child Care. During my free time I enjoy playing on my play station and spending time with family. It has been a pleasure being with TLE since 2017!