Meet our TLE® Center team

Connie Crush

Floater

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

I have enjoyed working with children since summer camp days, and raising our own four young people. My bachelor’s degree is from Cairn University, in Literature. My hobbies are music, dance, swimming and walking my dog.

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Nina Lima

Lead Infant teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Make me a Chocolate Cake! I love to shop at Marshalls “My name is Delia Lima but everyone knows me by Nina. I was born in the city of Guatemala and I have been living in the United States for eighth years and have been married for sixteen years and have two beautiful children one boy and one girl. I describe myself as a happy loving and trustworthy person. I love my work and I enjoy the time I share with the children. I think that they are little angels who make me happy every day with their smiles.”

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Jackie George

Center Chef

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

“I was raised in Central New York and I have been living in central NJ for over 22 years. I have worked here at TLE for 2 years and have worked in every classroom. I enjoy getting to know all of the children here and I take great care with their food safety needs and food allergies. I have taken course work in Early Childhood Education and coursework towards my CDA. I have a degree in Exercise Science and I am a certified yoga instructor and children’s dance teacher in the area as well. I love to spend my free time with my three children, doing yoga, and going on nature walks.”

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Kayla Venable

Assistant Infant Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

“My name is Miss Kayla and I’m from Boston. I live in Hamilton, NJ now. I have worked with children for 6 years now! I love teaching infants because they grow so much! In my free time you can find me watching movies.”

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Cheralin Phillips

Lead infant teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

My name is Cheralin Phillips and I’m an immigrant from the beautiful island of Jamaica where I completed my tertiary education. I’ve worked with kids in one capacity or another for most of my life. I find my interactions with the kids very fulfilling and it warms my heart to witness their emotional, social and intellectual development.

Sameera Bhatti

Infant Assistant Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

“My name is Sameera. I have been living in NJ for over 12 years. I have been working with TLE for two years. I have been working with children for over 18 years. I love working with kids and seeing their love and smiles! In my spare time I spend time with my family and love to cook!”

Gabby Fogg

Assistant Toddler Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

“My name is Miss Gabrielle and I was born in Ewing, NJ. I currently live in Pennsylvania with my mom, dad, and younger brother. I currently attend Pitt-Bradford where I am earning my Bachelor’s degree in Early Level Education. I truly love working with and being around children! When I’m not at work or school I enjoy watching movies and spending time with family.”

Michele Christy

Lead Toddler Teacher

PheobePhonics

Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

“My name is Miss Michele and I live in Morrisville, PA. I have been working with children for 6 years now. I hold my associates degree in Early Childhood Education. I love working with kids and watching them grow and learn! In my free time I love to hang out with family.”

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Nadia Elysaed

Assistant Twaddler Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

“My name is Nadia. I am the assistant Twaddler teacher. I grew up in Lakewood, NJ, and I have lived in Princeton, NJ for eight years now. I enjoy going to the beach and car meets on my days off.”

Tamise Black

Twaddler Lead Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

“My name is Tamise and I was born in Princeton, NJ. I have been in the childcare field for over 20 years. I love what I do because I get to watch children grow and learn. When I’m not working I love to spend time with family and my grandsons.”

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Alicia Pesce

Lead Preppers Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

“Hello my name is Alicia and I have been working with children for about ten years now. It brings me joy to know that I can make a difference as well as getting to watch the children grow up. I enjoy spending time with my son Kamron. I also enjoy going to the park and taking long walks.”

Kersti Jendryaszek

Preppers Assistant Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

“Hello my name is Kersti Jendryaszek! I live in Ewing, NJ with my husband and two daughters. We love football and enjoy going to games every Saturday in the fall. My family and I also love to be outdoors. This is my first year with the Learning Experience and I am so excited to get the opportunity to get to know all of you.”

Kumba Kemmie

Lead Preschool Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

My name is Kumba Kemmie. I live in Hamilton, New Jersey. When I am not at work, i am a full time Mother. My hubbies consist of: Singing, Doing makeup and Cooking. Every Sunday, I sing in my Church Choir and I also help out with Sunday school when needed. I earned a BSW at Georgian Court University and I'm hoping to earn my MSW within a few years’ time to continue what I love to do the most. And that is working with children! Nothing gives me more joy then working/helping each child/children reached their full potential and making a difference whenever I can

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Sammi Pasterick

Floater

GraceCharity

Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

“My name is Miss Sammi and I grew up in Old Bridge, NJ. I study elementary education and early childhood at Rider University. I love working with children and seeing them grow every day! In my free time I love going to the beach and hanging out with my dog.”

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Geovana Donaldson

Assistant Preschool Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

“My name is Geovana. I was born & grew up in Brooklyn, NY and I lived in Morrisville & Levittown, PA for five years now. I love to spend time with my family and my two cats! I enjoy dancing, listening to music, playing video games, watching movies and painting but I love nothing more than being here with my friends and family here at TLE!”

Alveria Sloan

Lead preschool Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

My name is Alveria, affectionately known as Cookie. I have been working at TLE for 8 years and enjoy working with all age groups. I have been teaching for 25 years and it has been an awesome and rewarding experience. Although I am the teacher, I have been taught so much by past and present students. In my spare time I love to read, write, and watch TV and hangout with my 2 granddaughters. I am a dedicated teacher and look forward to many more years

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Sheri Dennis

PreK Assistant Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

“My name is Sheri and I was born and raised in New Jersey. I have been working with the Preschoolers here at TLE for the past 10 years. I love working with children and I enjoy being able to help them learn and watching them grow into confident young boys and girls. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and also watching criminal minds.”

Elizabeth Samuel

Lead Pre-K Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

“Hi there, my name is Liz! Teaching is my profession and my passion. I have been a teacher at TLE for over 10 years, teaching children from two to five years of age. Subjects taught include phonics, math, and science, social studies, English, Spanish, writing, LEAP interactive, music, philanthropy, social etiquette and discipline. As a teacher, I enjoy working with children each year to help them achieve their milestones. I like to look for ways to enhance the school and classroom environment, particularly the display areas around the school. I also strive to make the classroom and lessons stimulating and exciting. It is a joy to watch the children learn, grow and develop into fine individuals every day. As an educator for over 30 years; I have also taught children from kindergarten to 8th grade in India. During my time as a teacher in India, I taught history, social studies, English and

Georgina Doyle

PreK Lead Teacher

Lionstein

Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

“My name is Georgina and I was born in Ireland, I have been living here in NJ for twenty years, I am a trained Montessori Teacher (ages 4-6 years) I taught in Canada and Ireland and I have been teaching for about 30 years in the US. I have been with TLE for fourteen years in total, and twelve years here at Pennington, NJ. I enjoy working with the children and sharing my knowledge that I’ve gained from them through the years.”

Jess Rimmer

Assistant Director

PheobePhonics

Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

“My name is Jess Rimmer and I am the Assistant Director. I have over 10 years of experience working with children. I have my bachelors and masters in social work. I love the relationships I form with children and their families. In my free time I enjoy being with family and friends. I also enjoy participating as a club leader in my local 4-H program.”

Susan Gresko

Center Director

I began my career in early childhood education in 1998 as a toddler teacher. I quickly grew a passion for working with young children and their families and decided I wanted to grow more in this field. In 2002 I transitioned from a preschool teacher to administration. Each year has become more and more rewarding and I feel privileged to be able to work with so many young children and their families on a daily basis. I am married with 2 children. I love being a soccer mom, am a dog lover and I enjoy spending time with my family when I am not in the center.