Meet our TLE® Center team

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Diane Carney

Center Chef

Lionstein

Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Hello, my name is Ms. Diane. I have been working in an early learning environment for 32 years. I have a bachelor's degree in Human Environment and Design from Michigan State University. I love working with children because they are sweet. I have been working in the kitchen for a year and love being able to see all the children daily when I deliver their food. When I am not working at The Learning Experience, I enjoy reading, spending time with my grandchildren and walking my dog.

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Christina Landry

Lead Infant A Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Hello, my name is Ms. Christina. I have been an Early Childhood Educator for 22 years. I have worked with all age groups from inquisitive toddlers to reading ready kindergartners but my true passion is with infants. I enjoy watching them absorb boundless information through sensory and play. When I am not at The Learning Experience I enjoy spending time with my 3 children, my husband, my dog and my reptiles. I also enjoy aerial classes and art.

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Jennifer D'Annunzio

Lead Infant B Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Hello, my name is Ms. Jenn. I graduated in 1997 with an associate degree in Early Childhood Development and have been working in the field since. I love teaching because I get to experience things with the first time and help them learn in new ways. When I am not working I am spending time with my niece and nephew or reading at home. I also love to travel with my mom.

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Emma Gilbert

Lead Toddler A Teacher

GraceCharity

Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hello, my name is Ms. Emma. I have been working in an early learning environment for four years. Currently I am taking classes for early childhood development at Macomb Community College. I was in nursing school for 2.5 years prior but discovered that teaching and being with children is my true passion. I enjoy working with children because there is never a day that they do not make me laugh. They keep me on my toes and are constantly helping me learn and become a better teacher. When I am not working at The Learning Experience I enjoy camping, fishing, and being with my family.

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LaDonna Elam

Lead Twaddler A Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Hello, my name is Ms. LaDonna. I have been working in an early learning environment for over 20 years. I have college credits from Ellis University and am in the process of earning my Child Development Associate degree. I enjoy working with children because I like to watch them learn and explore new things through education. They also make me laugh when I am not feeling well. When I am not working at The Learning Experience I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, doing puzzles, reading books, and singing.

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LeTanya Wilson

Lead Prepper Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Hello, my name is Ms. Tanya. I have been working in an early learning environment for 17 years. I took a few classes at Wayne Community College and I am continuing to take classes for early childhood development. I enjoy working with children because I enjoy watching them learn and grow. They keep me going and make me smile and laugh everyday. When I am not working at The Learning Experience I enjoy spending time with my son. We love playing board games together. I also enjoy doing word search puzzles and relaxing.

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Suher Kashat

Lead Preschool 1 Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hello, my name is Ms. Suher. I have been working in an early learning environment for over 30 years. I have a CDA in Early Childhood Education and I am a licensed esthetician. I enjoy working with children because they are curious young people. When I am not working at The Learning Experience I enjoy cooking, going out with my family and doing yoga every morning before work.

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Michele Scantamburlo

Lead Preschool 2 Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hello, my name is Ms. Shellie. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and have been teaching in an early learning environment for 13 years. I love teaching preschool and especially teaching children to read and write such an exciting accomplishment for the children. I have two grown sons, Troy and Alex, and one grandson Jensen. When I am not working at The Learning Experience I love playing in the dirt with my flowers.

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Sarah Johnson

Lead Preschool 3 Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Hello, my name is Ms. Sarah. I have been working in an early learning environment for over 5 years. I have an associate’s degree in early childhood education from Macomb Community College. I enjoy working with children because I love being able to teach them new things and to watch them learn and grow. When I am not working at The Learning Experience I enjoy scrap booking and hanging out with family and friends.