Meet our TLE® Center team

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Lisa McGrory

Infant Assistant Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hello, I am Miss Lisa! I was born and raised in the suburbs of LaGrange Park. I’m a mother of two rambunctious boys who always keep me on my toes. I have been working in the field for 10 years. I find working with children to be very fulfilling and I love what I do!

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Rachel Deming

Infant Assistant Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Hi, I’m Miss Rachel. I have Bachelor degree in Creative Writing. My mission is to ensure the children learn and have fun!

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Joyce Younan

Assistant Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi! I am Miss Joyce. I have 7 years of experience working with children. I love working in the Infant classroom because every day is a new fun adventure.

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Lashunda Roundtree

Infant Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

I am Miss Shunda and I am so excited to be meeting each and every one of you. I do believe that at this age your little learner will learn a great deal! I have been a teacher for 2 years and have been taking care of children since I was a teen. I love finding new things and ways to introduce your little ones to the world of education!

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Linda Arnold

Toddler Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

I am Miss Linda, I love teaching children and being the avenue that they can travel on towards success! I have been working with children for a while and I have great gratification in watching them play while learning and grow into independent self-starters!

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Deja Forte

Twaddler Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

I am Miss Deja! I am thrilled to be working with the Twaddlers. I have a degree in communication and use a lot of what I have gained through my course work in my classroom. It is rewarding and satisfying to see the little ones learn, grow and build themselves up under my car. I look forward to working with them and seeing what milestones we can achieve!

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LaJada Benson

Prepper Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

My name is Ms. Jada. I love working with children and watching them learn and play. I am excited to utilize my skills while learning new ways to contribute to child growth!

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Michael Bentley

Preschool 2 Teacher

Lionstein

Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Hi I am Michael Bentley; the kids call me Mr. Mike. I have been teaching Pre K and coaching basketball for 10 years. I went to the College of DuPage for education and majored in early childhood education.

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Isis Quintana

Preschool 1 Teacher

Hi I am Miss Isis and I have worked with preschoolers for 2 years. I love interacting with the kids and learning how they think and helping build a foundation of passion to learn. Preschool 1 is happy to welcome you with open arms! We strive to help mold our students to be well rounded little citizens. We introduce philanthropy, phonics, and our curriculum, L.E.A.P. Philanthropy helps us teach our little learners how to make a positive impact on the world. Phonics helps build the foundation for us to be reading and writing.