Meet Our Childcare Team | The Learning Experience

Meet our TLE® Center team

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Ms. Yeti

Infant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Ms. Yeti has been with TLE in Ashburn since Day 1 in November 2021. She was born in Addis Abada, Ethiopia. After graduating from high school, she started to work as a waitress and a few years later, left Ethiopia for Bahrain to visit my sister for a bit. I work 5 years in Bahrain. After moving back to Ethiopia, she had to help her mom who was sick. She worked in a photo studio. In 2015 she met the love of her life who is her now husband. We have 2 beautiful children together. In, 2016 Yeti got married 2016 and had her first child Eliana. She then moved to Virginia in 2017. She now resides in Ashburn, VA with her husband and now 2 daughters. She is excited about her journey here at TLE and continues to grow as a teacher.

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Ms. Luz

Twaddlers Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Luz has been working with children for over fifteen years. She holds her Child Development Associate Credential for Toddlers and her CPR certification. Her favorite children’s book is Meghan Kelly’s “Thank You. Listening and Interrupting, Make New Friends Please”. Luz’s favorite motivational quote is “I love children. I like to teach, arts, play, dance.” When she is not at TLE, Luz enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Ms. Larisa

Toddler A - Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Larisa has been working with children for over 5 years. She has an Associate's degree in Social Sciences. She has lived in Northern Virginia all her life and is very familiar with the area. She has a 1-year-old daughter who keeps her extra busy in her spare time. She has two dogs a bichon, and a dachshund. Larisa enjoys listening to music, yoga, and traveling.

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Ms. Sheila

Toddler B Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Ms. Sheila was born in Nairobi, Kenya she lived for twelve years. Shortly after, her younger sister was born. This is when she discovered her love for early childhood education and her passion for teaching. After high school, Ms. Sheila attended Northern Virginia Community College to pursue her degree in Early Childhood Education. Throughout that time, she worked in an elementary school assisting kindergarten-aged children. She has been working at a daycare, caring for children aged infant to twelve years of age for the last four years. In her free time, she is a very active person who loves to spend time outdoors doing gymnastics, hiking, skiing, or biking.

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Ms. Christine

Toddler - Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Christine earned her associate degree in Culinary Arts and her bachelor’s degree in English Literature in South Korea. In Korea, she worked in an English academy for 4 years. She was also a computer teacher for 2 years and a Sunday school teacher for more than 10 years. She has experience working with all ages of children, up to elementary school. Her favorite part about working with children is the way their smiles brighten her day. “I love to travel. I have been to more than 10 countries! Every country is unique, just like every child! The differences are what make us beautiful!”

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Ms. Diana

Preppers Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Tito Toro

Ms. Diana has been working with children of various ages for 12 years. She has a passion for teaching and preparing children for the next classroom. She loves spending time with each of the children in her classroom. Getting to know each one of them and making sure they meet all developmental milestones. She has her certification in Dental Assisting and Child Psychology. She is now continuing her education at Ashford university in Early Childhood Education. She has been with TLE since March 2022 and looks forward to continuing to grow within our school.

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Ms. Maeda

Preschool Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Ms. Maeda has been working with children for over twenty years. She has her Masters's Degree in Educational Psychology. Her favorite children’s book author is Dr. Seuss. Maeda’s favorite motivational quote is “No child left behind. Think-T is True- H is helpful- I is Inspiring- N is necessary- K is kind. Teaching is learning!” When Maeda is not at TLE she enjoys reading, cooking, yoga, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Ms. Rasha

Preschool A - Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Rasha is originally from Iraq. She holds a bachelor’s in the science of statistics. Rasha used to work as an elementary teacher back home. She came to Virginia with her family and worked as a daycare teacher. Rasha then started a position as a teacher assistant at Loudoun County Public School for a while. Rasha loves working with children, it has become something she likes to challenge herself with seeing the results of her teaching abilities reflected in their personalities lets her know she has achieved her goals.

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Ms. Michelle

Preschool A - Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Michelle has been working with children in various roles for over 15 years. She is originally from South Africa and is married with 2 grown daughters. She has a degree in nursing. Her favorite hobbies are spending time with her family and antique shopping.

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Ms. Fabie

Preschool - Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Fabie was born and raised in France and came here in 1989 as an au pair. She was a substitute French teacher for grades 1-12 in Maine. She moved to Virginia 3 years ago and decided to become a preschool teacher because she loves children and always has had a passion for working with them. Her favorite part is to watch them bloom. She is very excited to be part of the TLE in Ashburn. She is a warm and caring teacher who wants all children to be successful learners and works to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to the varied needs of children. Ms. Fabie has 2 successful adult children. She enjoys silk painting, cooking, bicycling, kayaking and hiking. She lives in Ashburn with her Pomeranian Lillie.