Knowledge distillation in machine learning is the process of transferring knowledge from a large model called teacher to a smaller model called student. Knowledge distillation is one of the techniques to compress the large network (teacher) to a smaller network (student) that can be deployed in small devices such as mobile phones. When the network size gap between the teacher and student increases, the performance of the student network decreases. To solve this problem, an intermediate model is employed between the teacher model and the student model known as the teaching assistant model, which in turn bridges the gap between the teacher and the student. In this research, we have shown that using multiple teaching assistant models, the student model (the smaller model) can be further improved. We combined these multiple teaching assistant model using weighted ensemble learning where we have used a differential evaluation optimization algorithm to generate the weight values.