Meet our TLE® Center team

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Angela Snow

Lead Infant B Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
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Ms. Angela has been with The Learning Experience since 2016. She has her Associates in Applied Sciences: Early Childhood Education and is currently attending Rochester College for her bachelors degree. She enjoys spending time with her family, sleeping in and singing. As a teacher, she loves helping define and shape each child's unique personality.

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Ms. Rachel

Infant A Lead

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Favorite TLE® Character:
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Ms. Rachel has been with TLE since 2013. Within those years Ms. Rachel has worn many hats during her time here. The most loved position she has carried is being the Lead in Infant B. Ms. Rachel loves spending her time with the babies, preparing them to move into Infant B. She creates fun projects, sings songs and gives all her love to the tiniest humans in our school.

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Ms. Alisha

Lead Toddler A

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Favorite TLE® Character:
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Ms. Alisha has been with TLE since 2016. She started with the School Age classroom and ended up falling in love with the younger children. While teaching the little ones, she obtained her CDA and never turned back. She spends her days laughing with the toddlers, teaching them sign language and so much more!

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Ni-Keya Jackson

Lead Twaddler B Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
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Ms. Ni-Keya has been with The Learning Experience since 2018. She started as an assistant teacher while she obtained her CDA. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movies and pampering herself. As a teacher, she looks forward to inspiring her twaddlers to do the best they can every day and help them find their voice.

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April Young

Lead Prepper Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
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Ms. April has been with The Learning Experience since 2018. She has her CDA and is filled with early childhood experience. Ms. April enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and reading. As a teacher, she works to maintain positive, friendly relationships with families and students.

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Nicole McKervey

Lead Preschool One Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
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Ms. Nicole has been with The Learning Experience since 2018. She has her Associates degree in Early childhood Development and is also bilingual. Prior to joining us at The Learning Experience Ms. Nicole taught in Mexico. She enjoys going for bike rides, visiting different beaches and spending time with her three children. Ms. Nicole creates a fun learning environment that encourages children to engage in a hands on positive learning experience.

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Yvette Koskela

Lead Preschool Two Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
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Ms. Yvette has been with The Learning Experience since 2014. She has held many different hats while being with us. She has her CDA and is continuing her education. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting parks, fishing and watching nature with her husband and children. As a teacher, she loves to nurture and prepare her students for Pre-K.

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Ms. Jazlynn

Lead Pre-K Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
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Ms. Jazlynn has been with TLE since 2017. She graduated with her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakland Community College. She finds much joy in teaching our Pre-k classroom and prepped her students for Kindergarten. Ms. Jazlynn loves taking the students on field trips, teaching them about nature and encouraging them to be the next world leaders.

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Nikki Sewell

Lead Toddler B Teacher

Nikki has been teaching at TLE since December of 2012. She graduated from Oakland Community College with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development. She loves teaching her little ones and watching them grow. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts and spending time with her family and friends.

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Cynthia Umphrey

Owner

Cyndi has a law degree from the University of Michigan and has practiced as a business and estate lawyer in Oakland County for over 20 years. She entered the early childhood education arena in 2006 when she, Mollie and Richard opened the South Lyon TLE. She still works as a lawyer, but makes frequent appearances at the school as characters like an alien game show host, a mermaid, “Sailor Sue”, Thing One, etc. She even dug the South Lyon School’s garden! Cyndi has had a lifelong commitment to the importance of childhood education, enjoying mentoring opportunities with local grade schools. Still practicing as a lawyer, Cyndi’s primary role at TLE is to support Mollie and the teachers and to facilitate their growth and education so the care they provide to your children is the very best.