Meet Our Childcare Team | The Learning Experience

Meet our TLE® Center team

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Cheralin Phillips

Lead infant teacher

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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.

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Sameera Bhatti

Infant Assistant Teacher

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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!”

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Nina Lima

Lead Infant teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

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 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

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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 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

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

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

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Aretha Wiggins

Assistant Toddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi my name is Ms. Aretha and I am one of the assistant toddler teachers. I love working with children and have been in childcare for about 21 years now. When I am not working, I enjoy being with my family, skating, bowling, and going out for dinner!

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Jessica Orellana

Assistant Toddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hi my name is Ms. Jess and I am one of the assistant toddler teachers. I love the precious moments with the children. Teaching them, seeing their smiling faces, and watching them grow is truly rewarding.

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Tamise Black

Twaddler Lead Teacher

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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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Kumba Kemmie

Lead Preschool Teacher

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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. I earned a BSW at Georgian Court University and I'm hoping to earn my MSW. Nothing gives me more joy then working/helping each child/children reached their full potential and making a difference whenever I can

Allyson Cox

Assistant Preschool Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hi my name is Ms. Ally and I am one the assistant preschool teachers. I enjoy working with young children because I get to be involved in their growing process. In my free time I enjoy going to the beach and being around my 2 cats.

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Sheri Dennis

PreK Assistant Teacher

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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.”

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Elizabeth Samuel

Lead Pre-K Teacher

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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

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Georgina Doyle

PreK Lead Teacher

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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.”