Meet our TLE® Center team

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Marcia Livingston

Kitchen Manager

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

I have been at TLE Chantilly for over 5 years as the Kitchen Manager. I also help out in classrooms and drive the bus for our after school students. I am originally from New York City. I love being with the children and watching them learn.

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Mahsa Ashrafi

Lead Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

I am originally from Iran and I live in Reston with my family. I am new to TLE, having been here since September 2020. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 23 years. I am working with the Toddler classroom and this is the age I truly enjoy. Every day is a new adventure for them and I so enjoy watching them learn.

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Aysha Shakeel

Lead Teacher

Bubbles

Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

I am originally from Pakistan and I live in Chantilly with my two daughters. I have been working at TLE for two years. I have previously worked in the Infant classrooms and I now work in the Toddler class. Toddlers are a wonderful age. They learn so many things for the first time and it is a joy to see that excitement.

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Sushma Baral Dahal

Lead Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

I am from Nepal and I have been teaching at TLE Chantilly for almost 4 years. I have taught in the Twaddlers class and this year I am in the Preppers classroom. I love the innocent behavior of this age group. They have funny questions and answers.Their feelings of kindness and love of their teachers makes my day happy and energized.

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Roxie Rahnama

Lead Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

I am from Fairfax, VA. I attended Chantilly High School and I am enrolled at Northern VA Community College, pursuing my CDA certification. I have been at TLE for over 4 years and I have primarily worked in the two year old classrooms. This year I am working in the Preppers class. I love seeing the relationships that the children form with each other and their teachers.

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Shashi Satyal

Lead Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

I am from Nepal and have been with TLE Chantilly for over a year. I have worked in the Preppers classroom and this year I am in the Preschool 1 classroom. I love working with children as they make me so happy . I believe that as a positive role model , I can contribute so much to this future generation.

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Zoe Frid

Lead Teacher

FlexiFlamingo

Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

I am originally from Owings Mill, Maryland. I graduated from George Mason with a degree in elementary education.I have been at TLE since February 2020 and I am currently teaching in Preschool 3. I love teaching this age, they have great imaginations and they are so excited when they grasp what we have been learning.I am especially excited about our new TLE Character, Gibby the Gibbon as I spend time with a toddler who is hearing impaired.

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Margaret Penna

Lead Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

I am originally from New Jersey and I currently live in Ashburn. I have been at TLE for 2 months and I am teaching in the Preschool 2 classroom. I have my Associates Degree from Northern VA Community College. I have worked in the Early Childhood Education field for over 8 years. I greatly enjoy seeing the passion young children have for learning.

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JoAnn Butler

Kindergarten Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

I am originally from Baltimore, MD. I live in Fairfax, VA. I have my Bachelor's in Political Science from Randolph Macon University,my Master's in Education from George Mason and my law degree from American University. After many years practicing law, I decided to return to the education field. I have been at TLE since August 2020, and I was honored to be hired as the first private Kindergarten teacher for this school. I so enjoy the students curiosity and their eagerness to learn as well as the delight they take in the world.

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Nikita Garg

Lead Teacher

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

I am from India and I have been teaching here at TLE Chantilly for over a year. I have taught in Preschool 1 and this year and I am teaching the School Age classroom which has been an interesting adventure so far. I love working with children, it is fun and challenging at the same time. They keep me young.

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Kimberly Foy

Classroom Floater

PennyPolite

Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

I am from Haymarket, VA and I currently live in South Riding. I have my degree in Business Administration from Shenandoah University. I have been at TLE for over 2 years and I love working with this age group. This year I am a classroom floater and I have been spending a good deal of time helping in our new virtual learning School Age class.