Meet our TLE® Center team

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Jillian Smith

Lead Infant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Miss Jill has been with The Learning Experience since September 2013. She has attended both University of Michigan & Eastern Michigan University. She enjoys spending time with her fiance, cooking, traveling, reading and going to football games. Miss Jill's goal for her classroom is to create a nurturing environment for the infants.

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Kendra Cullen

Infant Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Miss Kendra has been at The Learning Experience since January 2020. She has attended Schoolcraft College with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education & Science. She enjoys hanging with her pup. Miss Kendra's goal for the classroom is to provide a fun and loving environment where we can grow together.

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Lacey McFarland

Infant Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Miss Lacey has been with The Learning Experience since January 2020. She enjoys dancing, traveling, and going shopping. Miss Lacey's is excited to help the children learn, play & grow.

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Crystal Watson

Assistant Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Miss Crystal has been with The Learning Experience since January 2020. She is currently taking classes at Schoolcraft college. She enjoys shopping at resale shops. Her classroom goal is to give each child the best care while they are at TLE and to have excellent communication with the parents.

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Kristyanna Johnson

Infant Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Miss Kristyanna has been with The Learning Experience since June 2020. She has an associates degree in Mental Health. She enjoys singing, dancing, and acting. Her goal for the classroom is to meet the needs of each child.

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Jillian Smith

Lead Infant Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Miss Jill has been with The Learning Experience since September 2013. She has attended both University of Michigan & Eastern Michigan University. She enjoys spending time with her fiance, cooking, traveling, reading and going to football games. Miss Jill's goal for her classroom is to create a nurturing environment for the infants.

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Emily Bogedain

Assistant Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Miss Emily has been with The Learning Experience since October 2019. She has taken some classes in Early Childhood Development. She enjoys drawing, singing, and going out with friends. Miss Emily would like to have the children work on their manners and having everyone get along.

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Samantha Dorsch

Lead Toddler Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Miss Sam has been with The Learning Experience since August 2015. She has taken several child development classes through The Care Courses School, Inc. She loves spending time with family and friends. Miss Sam's classroom goal is to support the toddlers in their learning and foster social development.

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Merrisa Maciejewski

Lead Toddler Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Miss Merrisa has been with The Learning Experience since November 2017. She has taken several classes in Early Childhood Education through The Care Courses School, Inc. She enjoys spending time with friends & family, shopping, and going to the beach. Miss Merrisa's classroom goal is to help the children learn while having fun.

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Sarah Langell

Assistant Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Miss Sarah has been with The Learning Experience since September 2019. She has taken some college courses and enjoys yoga, hiking, and painting. Miss Sarah's classroom goal is to create a safe and happy atmosphere for the children to learn.

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Ashalai Jones

Assistant Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Miss Ash has been with The Learning Experience since January 2020. She has a degree in Esthiology and enjoys swimming. Miss Ash would like to provide a happy environment for the children to learn.

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Gina Iuliano

Twaddler Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Miss Gina has been with The Learning Experience since October 2019. She enjoys hanging out with friends and family. She also likes shopping! Miss Gina's goal for the classroom is to create a positive friendly environment where the children can play, learn, and have fun.

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Danielle Fraser

Prepper Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Miss Dani has been with The Learning Experience since January 2018. She is currently working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys photography, art, hiking, hanging out with pets, friends & family. Miss Dani's goal for the classroom is to have each child go home happy and excited to come back to school the next day.

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Linda Turnley

Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Miss Linda has been with The Learning Experience since September 2007. She has taken several classes at Eastern Michigan University in Early Childhood. Miss Linda enjoys shopping and spending time with her two children. Miss Linda's goal for her classroom is to make sure every child is ready to move into their next phase in life...Kindergarten!

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Taylor Shorts

Lead Preschool Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Miss Taylor has been with The Learning Experience since August 2019. She has her CDA and enjoys cooking, poetry & reading. Miss Taylor's classroom goal is to build a teacher/family realtionship and teach each child something they can use for their entire life.

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Katherine Castillo

Lead Preschool Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Miss Katie has been with The Learning Experience since March 2020. She has her Bachelor degree in Elementary Educations from Eastern Michigan University. She enjoys cooking and baking. Miss Katie's goal for the classroom is to have a safe and fun environment where the children can learn and grow developmentally and academically.

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Darriel Sargent

Preschool Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Miss Darri has been at The Learning Experience since November 2019. She attended the Art Institute as she enjoys art, painting and digital art. Miss Darri is excited to help spread creativity to the classrooms.

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Marissa Vaunado

Preschool Teacher

MissChievous

Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Miss Marissa has been with The Learning Experience since January 2020. She has her associated degree in Hotel Management with several ECE classes. She enjoys sewing, dancing and spending time with family. Miss Marissa's goal for the classroom is to aid in the growth and development of all the children in the class.