Meet our TLE® Center team

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Gulten "Gigi" Kaya

Infant B Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

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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Kiara Rodriguez

Infant A Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Miss. Kiara has been with the company since 2014 and is currently pursuing an education at William Paterson University. Her love and nurture for the infants provides a warm and inviting environment for the infants.

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Norka Villalona

Toddler B Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Miss. Norka has been with the company since 2014. Throughout the years, Miss. Norka has experienced the joys of being an infant teacher and toddler teacher. She is currently our Toddler B teacher and her loving and nurturing personality is what makes her unique.

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Andrea Stephenson

Twaddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Miss. Andrea started in 2016 as our Toddler teacher and switched to Twaddlers soon after. Her loving and nurturing personality creates a comfortable environment for the children. Miss. Andrea loves reading fun stories and singing songs.

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Andrea Claudio

Preppers Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Miss. Andrea started in 2016 as our Twaddler teacher and switched to Preppers last year. Her energic fun loving personality make 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 ready for nap, one thing is for sure: she is doing it on a fun and loving way.

Anisa Silva

Prepper Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Miss. Anisa started in 2018 as our Preppers teacher and has loved every second of it! Her love of singing and dancing creates a happy and joyful classroom for the children. Her artistic side brings color to the children’s world allowing for a welcoming environment.

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Dawn Lemmons

Preschool 1B Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

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

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

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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Miranda Podolec

Preschool Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Miss. Miranda has been with the company since 2016. Her artistic background and love for the Preschoolers allows for a fun and loving environment. She is currently pursing a degree for visual arts at County College of Morris.

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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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Elena Guiterrez

Preschool 2 Teacher

Miss Elena has been with the company since 2006 as our preschool 2 teacher and she has loved every moment of it. Her positive and upbeat energy makes learning fun and exciting. Miss. Elena received her ECE degree and is a certified CDA group teacher. Her ability to make ordinary moments into teaching moment is what sets her apart.

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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.