Meet our TLE® Center team

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Shelly James

Center Chef

PheobePhonics

Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

I have been in childcare since 1994, with the last four years being at TLE. I have worked with children of all ages, but my favorite age group is toddlers. I started with TLE as a Toddler teacher. After about a year and a half with the company, I was approached with the opportunity to become the chef. I honestly wasn’t sure if it was for me but I agreed to give it a try. Three years later I am loving it! I love getting to see and interact with all the children every day. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, read, do crafts, and practice yoga.

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Kristie Wilcox

Infant Classroom Teacher

Lionstein

Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Hi, my name is Kristie. I have four children, a 14-year-old, and three adult children. I have been married to the love of my life for 23 years. I have my CDA and have been working in childcare for 27 years. Throughout this time I have worked with all age groups however I am currently the lead teacher in the infant classroom here at TLE. I love seeing the babies develop and grow throughout the year they are with me.

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Teresa Tyson

Twaddlers Classroom Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

I have been with TLE since February 2019. I was born in Dixie, GA, and am married with 5 children and 4 grandchildren. I teach in the Twaddler classroom where I have been since I started with TLE. As a teacher, I have found it very rewarding to see the children grow and develop. The smiles and hugs they give me make my heart smile. I spend my free time baking and spoiling my grandchildren.

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Skylar Roberts

Preschool Classroom Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

I am new to TLE but have previous experience as a Pre-K teacher in Colorado. I have just recently moved to Saint Mary’s, GA from Castle Rock, Colorado. When I’m not working I love to be outside as much as possible! I have a passion for working with children and I look forward to it every day! I am so excited to teach your children and watch them grow up.

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Jeannie Lee

Preschool Classroom Teacher

Lionstein

Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

My name is Jeannie Lee. I am a mom of four and have always loved being with children. I earned my National Child Development Associate and began my preschool teaching career 7 years ago. I am now the lead VPK teacher in preschool 2A and am passionate about working with 4 and 5-year-olds. The most exciting thing to me about working with preschoolers is watching them fall in love with learning.

April Thomas

Center Director

I am a childcare professional with a successful track record of providing quality care and customer service in the center-based programs and after-school programs. I have been in the childcare industry for over 19 years and have a passion for working with children, creating a safe, positive environment, and making learning fun! I moved to Florida in 2017 to reconnect with my High School sweetheart, Doug after 30+ years. I have 3 daughters, Brianna, Bailey and Brittany and now through my blended family, 3 more daughters, Summer, Lauren and Krissy and a son, Michael. I recently became a grandma on February 11th to my little fighter CJ. Our blended family is large and each day is an adventure - I love every minute of it! One of my favorite aspects of being an educator is being able to watch the children grow, and an added bonus is I have had the opportunity to grow with them.