Meet our TLE® Center team

Chrissy Pedalino

Director of Operations

I am the mother of two children, Isabella, 4 and Aidan, 2. I am lucky enough to have my children attend TLE Waldwick with me. I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and children on the weekend. I had taught Preschool 2 for over 10 years before I became part of TLE Waldwick's administration team. I have always enjoyed working with children and watching them grow and succeed in the classroom environment. TLE Waldwick has become like a second family to me, as well as my children, and for that, I am very grateful!

Kara Kennedy

Center Director

Kara loves being around children and watching them grow and learn each and every day. Kara loves to be hands on in the classroom as well as being able to help watch our teachers grow and flourish by furthering their learning here at T.L.E. Kara is a devoted wife and mother to two wonderful children, Dylan 8 and Kailee 3.

Kerry Flanagan

Center Director

I am the mother of two children, Liam, 13, and Grace, 6. Spending quality time with my family is important to me and makes me a better person. Working with children in early childhood education is second nature to me and watching them learn and grow first hand is an awesome thing! My experience, both as a parent and as an educator, makes me a valuable resource to our TLE staff and families.

LynnAnn Zazzali

Owner & Life long educator

The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education at Waldwick is owned by LynnAnn Zazzali who earned her Masters degree in Reading and Educational Leadership. LynnAnn owns three successful TLE locations, Waldwick NJ, Hoboken NJ and New Rochelle NY. The first, Waldwick NJ, has been open for over ten years. She is the proud mom of two children and knows first hand how special her role is in the lives of her TLE families! Both Nicholas, 16 and Daniella, 14 attended The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education as young children. The love, care and comprehensive early childhood program TLE provided was the driving force that attracted LynnAnn to open her own center in 2008. This dedicated leader in the early childhood field is committed to the complete development of children: social, academic, and emotional. As an educator for over twenty years, you can rest assured that learnin