Meet our TLE® Center team

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Ms. Meredith

Lead Infant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

I am excited to be apart of the TLE family and to be able to achieve my goals and dreams thanks to the TLE. I am excited to co-teach in the infant room with Vanessa. I have been working with children since I was 12 and have gone on to work and learning in other areas in life I am so happy that I found my purpose and desire and help infants explore and expand their mind into the world around them . I am a mother of a 19 year old son elijah , we have a fantastic relationship ,on the weekends we love to plan and do things together. I have a cat that acts like a second child he is 10 years old but thinks he is 4 . In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors and in the mountains or in a swimming pool . I worked at Mckee hospital on Saturdays hopefully soon I will be able to get back to that soon. My goals as a teacher is to inspire and create happy memories for all children

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Ms. Chelsea

Resource Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Hi my name is Chelsea Martinez . I have been working in Child Care since 2017. I have three kids of my own , one girl that is 10 and two boys that are 8 and 7 years old . I was born and raised in Fort Collins and Wellington area , Wellington is where i live now . Its a small town and i have watch it grow . In my free time i love spending time with my family, we love going camping and 4wheeling in the mountains I also love the time i get with my kids. We love traveling , a couple places we have been is Mexico , Texas , New Mexico, California and GleenWood Springs.

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Ms.Jordan

Administration Assistant

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hello, my name is Jordan. I am excited to start my journey here at The Learning Experience. I enjoy watching children grow and learn and can’t wait to build relationships with them and be someone they can look up to. I am a student at CSU and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design. I hope to one day use this degree to become an art teacher for kiddos, combining both my love for art and teaching.

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Ms. Tara

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hello! My name is Tara. I am an Infant Teacher here at The Learning Experience. I have worked here for three years. My background in Early Childhood includes sixteen years as an Early Childhood Education Teacher as well as thirty three credit hours of Early Childhood Education classes, which allowed me to get my Early Childhood Education Group Leader Certificate . In the sixteen years of experience as an Early Childhood Education Teacher I have been primarily an infant or toddler teacher. I have been married for 19 years and have two wonderful sons. My eldest son will be a senior this next year and my youngest will start his first year in middle school. I love spending quality family time with my husband and boys. As a family we enjoy camping and fishing. We also enjoy family vacations to places like Yellow Stone and Mount Rushmore. Some of my other hobbies include: hiking,

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Ms. Vanessa

Infant Lead

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi! My name is Vanessa, and I am thrilled to be working at The Learning Experience. I have worked with children and families for over 20 years. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. My most recent experience has been in social work for the past 13 years. I was lucky to work with children and families of all ages and in different settings. My previous daycare experience has been with infants. I absolutely love children of all ages but have a special place in my heart for infants. I believe that EVERY child is unique and special in their own way. I look forward to creating great memories and bonds with both children and families. In my free time, I love to read, cook, garden, spend time with my family and my cat Finn.

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Ms.Kim

Chef

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Hi I am Ms. Kim the, "the Food Lady" or " The Food Teacher". I enjoy both to be honest. I have been in the food industry for 18+ years, and strongly believe that getting nutritious meals are the key to having a successful day. My daily intention is to serve your children, fresh, flavorful, home cooked food that will properly fuel their bodies. These children ARE my highest honor to serve and deserve nothing but the best.

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Ms.Shaylyn

Assistant Toddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Sonar

My name is Shaylyn Willburn and I have worked with kids for a total of seven years between babysitting, nannying, and working at daycare centers. My favorite thing about working with kids is watching them learn new things and being a part of that.

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Ms.Dawn

Lead Toddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi, I’m Ms. Dawn! I’ve been with TLE since February of 2017. I am a Colorado native and have lived in Fort Collins since 1997. I am married and have 2 adult children, Alina and Alex, and one (so far) grandchild named Saria. I have my AAS degree in Early Childhood Education as well as a Group Leader certificate and EQIT training. I love working with children because seeing them grow and learn is amazing and very rewarding!

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Ms.Carolyn

Resource Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

I have been at TLE for about 4 1/2 years and I absolutely love working here! The teachers and management is great and we all work together as a team. As a floater I am usually in about five different classrooms a day; so I have the privilege of knowing almost every child in our school! I'm a native Coloradoan but have had the opportunity to live and travel all over the world while my husband was in the US airforce. I enjoy reading, crafts, spending time with my family and spoiling my five year old grandson Jaiden!

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Ms.Jessica

Lead Twaddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

My name is Jessica and I have been working with children for over 14 years. I really love children and being apart in their growth and development. I have worked with all ages, but tend to be draw to the toddler/ preschool age group. I was a director of a toddler center a couple years ago, but decided to take a year off from teaching to try something different. I became an HOA Manager for Trademark Property Management Group, Inc. I recently realized my heart was still with kids and came back to teaching. I really missed being in a classroom. I am a single mom of two beautiful teenagers. Hailey is almost 18 and a senior this year and Colyn is almost 16 and ready to take on the world. I love being a mom and I am so proud of the humans they are becoming. My kids have been around young children since they were in my class. They used to help with “pj parties”.

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Ms.Brandy

Lead Twaddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Hi my name is Brandy, when I’m not at work teaching the little ones. I love to be outdoors hiking, camping etc. When I’m not doing that I love hanging out at home with my cat Cupcake, or getting together with my only sibling that lives in Colorado. I do have two older sisters and one brother one sister lives out of state and my brother is in the military out of state.

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Ms.Cindy

Lead Twaddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hello, my name is Cindy and I have been working with toddlers for 9 years. I’m from NM but being a nomad that I am I moved to CO 2 years ago. Initially, I wanted to be a nurse when I was attending school but quickly realized that I do not have the stomach for the intense gore that happens when someone is severely hurt. So naturally like every indecisive college student I sat in my dorm pondered, struggled, and played video games longer than I should have. Finally, I got a part time job as hostess, a customer opened up to me and said she was looking for someone to help care for her son who had a unique ability. Took a chance and told her I would help, best decision I made. From that point on I found out what my calling was and made it my career. I love all the kids that have come across my life and happy I have been fortunate enough to help them grow and learn.

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Ms.Makena

Assistant Twaddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

hello my name is Makena I am 23 years old, just moved to Colorado from Michigan. I have worked in childcare for almost 2 years and have babysat for 5 years! I love working with children and helping them learn and grow! In my free time I love to draw, sing, golf and do anything outdoors. When I'm not at work you can find me catching up on my favorite tv shows.

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Ms.Catie

Resource Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Hi there, My name is Catie, and I have been working with children for a total of 5 years. I started babysitting in high school, and from there I started volunteering with the childcare program at my church, working with preschool aged children. When I started college, I was a nanny to a beautiful three-month-old girl and five-year-old boy. I did this for a year and a half until moving back home due to COVID. I now attend Colorado State University and study psychology. I hope to get my doctorates and one day open my own children’s psychology clinic.

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Mr.Chris

Resource Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Two Plus Toucan

Hi, my name is Mr. Chris and I’ve been working with children for almost 15 years. My goal is to create a safe and fun environment for all children who step into my classroom. I feel with this simply philosophy a child is able to learn and reach their full potential. Preparing your kiddos for the next step in their schooling is very important to me.

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Ms.Jayla

Lead Pre-K Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hello, my name is Jayla I have been working with children for about two years and have just become a part of the learning experience. I have a puppy named Wayne and a cat named Christian who both live with me. I grew up in Fort Collins and love to be outdoors either fishing, camping, or paddle boarding. I have always known I wanted to work with children since I was young because I really want to be a teacher that gives positive steppingstones in a child’s life. I just completed my AAS in early childhood education from Front Range Community College and look forward to completing more degrees in this area. Thank You for making me a part of your child’s life.

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Ms.Kim

Lead Junior Kindergarten Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Hi Parents! I am Mrs. Kim. I am so excited to be your child’s teacher. I am an army child and originally from Arizona. I was born in Germany. I have my degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Early childhood Education. I moved to Colorado in 2012 and love it here very much. I am married to my childhood sweetheart for about 4 years now. We have 2 dogs named Scratch and Sniff. I am so excited to be a part of the TLE team and look forward to knowing each and every one of you as well.

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Ms.Zanna

Lead Preschool Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi my name is Zanna. I have been working with The Learning Experience for a little over four years now. I enjoy watching each child learn and grow with their imaginations. I am recently married to my husband, Everett for a little over a year now. We do not have any children of our own yet, but do have a pet dog named Ellie. In my free time I coach little league softball and play on a coed softball team as well. I also enjoy going camping and boating with my family. I am very excited to be a part of TLE Fort Collins.

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Ms.Tracey

Lead Prepper Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi, my name is Tracey Corts . I have been working at TLE since Fall of 2017. I have over 20+ years of experience in the child care field. I ran my own home child care for 11 years which allowed me to be home with my own two children. I am a mother of two beautiful children, Austin is my oldest (21) and Aimee is my youngest (19). I have a passion and truly enjoy working with young children at TLE. I have been with my fiancé Scott for 12yrs, his (23) yr old son lives with us as well. My goal is to create a safe fun loving environment for all the children in my care everyday I walk into TLE. I have over 3,000 hrs of ECE training in this field. I love working with children and watching them grow and learn is so amazing and very rewarding, so are the many, many hugs. I love having an admin team that is always understanding of your needs and goes above and beyond. We truly are a family here!

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Ms.Denise

Lead Pre-K Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Hello there, my name is Ms. Denise I have lived in Colorado most of my life, grew up in Loveland and watched it grow but the community is great and that is why I chose to also raise my four children there. I have worked in the Early Childhood field for 20+ years and still finding joy and laughter in these amazing little friends. I have been an infant, toddler, pre-K and school age teacher in that time but have been a pre-k teacher the longest. One thing that I have learned is that no matter what age I am teaching they are all eager and enthusiastic learners, they are just waiting to explore and stretch their brains. In my free time I enjoy being active outdoors, kayaking, camping, hiking, gardening, yoga, watching my kids in their sports and herbology.