Meet our TLE® Center team

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Gulten "Gigi" Kaya

Infant B Teacher


Favorite TLE® Character:

Miss. Gigi has been with the company since 2004 as the infant teacher and working in the childcare industry for over 20 years now. Her goal is to provide a safe, healthy and attractive environment for the children. Some of her hobbies include walking, swimming, and reading.

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Andrea Claudio

Preppers Teacher


Favorite TLE® Character:
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Miss Andrea started in 2016 as our Twaddler teacher and switched to Preppers last year. Her energetic, fun loving personality makes Miss Andrea an asset to The Learning Experience. Whether she is putting on a show, reading a fun book, reminding them why manners matter, or simply getting children ready for naptime, one thing is for sure: she is doing it in a fun and loving way.

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Dawn Lemmons

Preschool 1B Teacher


Favorite TLE® Character:

Miss Dawn has been with the company since 2017 and in the childcare industry for over 20 years now. The way she speaks to the children speaks volumes about her personality. Her calm and nurturing nature makes her classroom shine. Miss. Dawn’s students love the joy and fun lessons that she brings to the classroom.

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Mayte Blandino

Preschool Teacher


Favorite TLE® Character:
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Miss Mayte started in 2018 as our preschool teacher and has excelled since. She loves to add creative touches to lessons and makes sure to customize learning to the children’s likes. Her students are always excited to discover and explore new things. Miss Mayte has a degree in Early Childhood and is currently furthering her education.

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Kayla Blake

Toddler A Teacher

Miss. Kayla has been with the company since 2018. Her energetic spirit keeps the toddlers excited about learning and exploring new things. She recently graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Nutrition and minor in Psychology.

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Angela Torres

Twaddlers Teacher

Miss Angela has been with the company since 2003. Her management and organizational skills play a vital role in preparing that Twaddlers to transition to the next classroom. Her experience and dedication creates a fun and educational learning experience for not only the children, but parents as well.

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Concetta Manzo

Preschool 2 Teacher

Miss Connie has been with the company since 2004 as our preschool 2 teacher. Her caring and loving nature provides a warm and conforming environment for her students and parents. Miss. Connie’s one of a kind personality brings humor and fun to the classroom.

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Annie Mathai

Kindergarten Teacher

Miss Annie received her Masters in Education at Texas Woman’s University and came to us in 2007 where she was a preschool teacher. Miss. Annie exceled with the preschoolers and when the opportunity came along, she accepted a kindergarten position in 2018. Miss. Annie is married and has three beautiful daughters all of whom she had while working with The Learning Experience.