Meet Our Childcare Team | The Learning Experience

Meet our TLE® Center team

Jessica Gonzalez

Chef

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Jessica has worked in the childcare setting for the past eighteen years. She really enjoys cooking for and working with children. Ms. Jessica has five wonderful children of her own and loves them very much.

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Christine Lucero

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Two Plus Toucan

Christine is our Infant teacher she has many years of childcare experience. She earned her AA Degree in Early Childhood Education and graduated with Honors. She enjoys spending time with her daughter taking walking, going fishing and camping.

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Monica Quetawki

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Ms. Monica is our lead and supportive teacher for TLE. She was born and raised in Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico. She started her early childhood career as a school-age teacher for the City of Albuquerque then became a toddler teacher. While working in childcare Ms. Monica has achieved her 45-Hour and CDA certificate.

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Rachael Gonzales

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Ms. Rachael was born in Albuquerque and has lived there her whole life. She has worked in early childhood for the past nineteen years and loves helping children learn and grow! She got married in 2018 to her high school sweetheart and has six dogs that she trains when she gets home from work.

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Kayra Wilcox

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Ms. Kayra has been in childcare for the past nineteen years. She has three beautiful daughters with whom she loves doing arts and crafts with. Ms. Kayra loves teaching and watching the little ones' expressions when they find something new or figure out a solution to a problem. She is an open book and welcomes all parents and guardians to stop by and talk with her anytime!

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Chelsea Gonzales

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Ms. Chelsea loves working with children and has been working with children for a few years now. As our Twaddler teacher and she helps bring the TLE brand come to life and makes sure all her little learners reach their milestones. Her goal is to always do her best and build positive relationships with her families.

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Shelly Phillips

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Ms. Shelly is our Preppers Lead teacher. She likes camping, hiking and hanging out her family. She is from Omaha, Nebraska then moved to New Mexico two years ago. She is excited to have so much fun working with children.

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April Grijalva

Assistant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Ms. April is from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has a B.A in Music and Psychology. She enjoys playing the cello, exercising, reading, and spending time with my husband.

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Joyce Hepburn

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Ms. Joyce has bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and has been a teacher for 29 years. She started teaching at the elementary school in the Philippines, then she became an English teacher in Beijing, China for 17 years. In the last 6 years Ms. Joyce focused on Early Childhood. Her Family moved to Rio Rancho last September 2019. Ms. Joyce is excited to continue the next chapter of her teaching career at The Learning Experience.

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Alyssa Trujillo

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Ms. Alyssa has 2 dogs Nala and Kingston. She loves working with children and is the Preschool teacher. Ms. Alyssa was adopted at age 5 and has 9 siblings.

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Alyssa Ruiz

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Ms. Alyssa has 2 dogs Nala and Kingston. She loves working with children and is the Preschool teacher. Ms. Alyssa was adopted at age 5 and has 9 siblings.

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Cristal Delgado

Focus Manager

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Ms. Cristal has eight years of experience in the childcare industry. She has obtained her associate degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education and plans to continue her education this year. In her free time, she loves to watch movies/shows and spend time with her loved ones.

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Esperanza Montanez

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Ms. Espi is so excited to be a part of the TLE family. Working with children has always been a passion of hers from an early age. Ms. Espi is so happy to continue her career in early childhood and can't wait to be a part of your little one's journey.

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Jennifer Perea

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Gibby Gibson

Ms. Jennifer has been in the childcare field for four years. She began as a floater then slowly moved positions to assistant Pre-K teacher, Lead Pre-K teacher and then to Assistant Director at a local preschool. She is very excited to start he journey with TLE! She truly enjoys and has a happy, positive love for ALL children!

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Angela McCall

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Two Plus Toucan

Ms. Angie has lived in New Mexico for two and a half years and has worked with children for the past eighteen years. She loves to read, watch movies and play video games in her free time. She doesn't have any pets, but she loves the TLE character Two Plus Toucan!

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Dathan Ball

Preschool Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

I've been in childcare for several years now. I enjoy playing video games and hanging out with my dog. My classroom goal is to have a successful and productive room where children learn and have fun.