Meet Our Childcare Team | The Learning Experience

Meet our TLE® Center team

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Ms. Destany

Infant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Hello! My name is Destany. I have been working in childcare for four years. I am a Tampa native. My favorite age group is infants! I have an Associates of Arts in Marketing. My favorite color is purple. When I am not working, I like to go shopping, my favorite designer bag is Coach. I enjoy Pinterest and playing with my nephew.

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Ms. Maria Elena

Preschool Teacher

My name is Maria Elena. I am from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I lived in Connecticut for 29 years where I attended college for Early Childhood Education. As a wife, mentor, florist, mother, grandmother, and educator I always chase the heart of a child. The passion that I have for this field has opened my mind to discover new horizons. I also enjoy reading and singing in my free time.

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Ms. Cenedra

Infant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

My name is Cenedra but people call me "Cece." I am a loving mother of 4 and have been in the early childhood field since 2014.

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Ms. Marisa

Infant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

I’m from Sarasota, FL. I have 2 awesome daughters! I love to go swimming and I love Disney!

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Ms. Katherine

Infant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

My name is Katherine but people call me Katie. I have working in childcare since 2018. I love working with infants and my hobbies include gardening and trying new recipes.

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Ms. Jaslynn

Toddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hello my name is Jaslynn. I am 24 years old. I have worked in childcare for seven years and have loved every minute of it. My future plans are to be a RN in Pediatrics.

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Ms. A'shanti

Toddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

My name is A'shanti and I am 19 years old. I have worked in childcare for almost two years and I love it. I am currently working towards my CDA. On my free time I enjoy sewing, reading, and traveling. Animals are another passion of mine.

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Ms. Sierra

Toddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Om

Hi, my name is Sierra. I am from Florida and love going to the beach. I also enjoy drawing in my free time.

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Ms. Bella

Twaddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

I go by Miss Bella. I am the oldest out of seven, so caring for children is something that always came easily to me. I love my job; better yet I love my daily play dates, story times, sing-alongs, dress up parties, crazy days and all. I’ve worked in child care for 4 years and plan on continuing my career geared around “our future”.

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Ms. Sierra

Prepper Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Hi, my name is Sierra and I am currently in college. I have over 3 years of experience in childcare as well as my child development associates credential. I am currently pursuing a degree in nursing.

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Ms. Mikale

Prepper Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

My name is Mikale and I have been working in childcare for 4+ years. Working with children as always brought me joy. I am currently pursuing a degree in nursing but in my free time I enjoy baking and drawing.

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Ms. Shirley

Prepper Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi my name is Shirley, and I have been part of the TLE-Riverview family for 6 years. I started in Twaddler class, but for the last 5 years I have been a teacher in Preppers. As a Prepper teacher I go above and beyond to ensure the children who pass through my class get the most out of their experience. I enjoy fishing, camping, and spending time with my family.

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Ms. Marq'ala

Preschool Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi, my name is Marq’ala and I am from Indiana. I like art and to go roller skating in my free time.

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Ms. Lorena

VPK Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Hi! I'm Lorena. I've been working with children for about 7 years. I am currently a nursing student pursuing a future career in pediatric nursing. I love spending time with my friends and family, playing soccer, and fishing. I am a Tampa native. Go Bucs!

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Ms. Angelina

Preschool Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

My name is Angelina and I am 19 years old. I have been working at TLE for three years and am going to college for Business Administration. In my free time I enjoy art and watching movies.

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Ms. Pauline

VPK Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi, I am Pauline, but you can call me Ms. P. I am bilingual, English and Creole. I have my CDA and my AA in Health Administration. I am currently working toward my bachelors in Early Childhood Education.

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Ms. Alicia

VPK Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

My name is Ms. Alicia. I have an awesome fiancé and a sweet baby girl. I have been in child care for 4 years, but if you count babysitting then about 15 years. I love helping shape young minds. I love it here at TLE and I’m very happy I’m here!

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Ms. Lisa

VPK Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Hi, my name is Lisa and I am originally from Indiana. I have 3 kids and 7 grandchildren. I have a BA in Early Childhood Education and a master’s in Education.

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Ms. Sandra

VPK Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Two Plus Toucan

I’m Ms. Sandra! I love to work with young kids and help prepare them for Kindergarten!

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Ms. Johanna

VPK Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Hi my name is Johanna. My family and I just moved here from California where my husband was stationed in the Navy. I have two kids and enjoy being active in my spare time.