Our Team

Oak Brook School carefully selects staff from many applicants by using a two step interview process.  References, FBI background checks, and fingerprinting are done prior to hiring. All teachers are required to have current CPR and First Aid certification. Teachers with less than 2 years of previous experience must complete a 24 hour pre-service training. All teachers are required to attend a minimum of 24 hours of additional training each year that is relevant to the age group they teach.

 

Infants
Ms.Michele : Infants Teacher

Ms.Michele - Infants Teacher

Ms. Michele has been with the school since 2013. She absolutely adores looking after babies. Michele has the calming, nurturing personality that is so important in this classroom. Michele has two grown kids and several little nieces and nephews that she loves watching!

Ms. Vajra : Infants Teacher

Ms. Vajra - Infants Teacher

Ms. Vajra is originally from India and has her Business of Commerce Degree. Teaching is something she has always loved and has been teaching in early childhood for over 20 years. She is married with 2 children and in her free time she loves to knit, stitch, and make jewelry.

Ms. Corrie : Infants Teacher

Ms. Corrie - Infants Teacher

Ms. Corrie has lived in Texas since 2005; she was born in the UK but grew up in Florida. She now lives in McKinney with her husband and her 2 small children. She has her B.S in Business Management from DBU and has previously worked for 9 years in both Pediatric Dental and Pediatric Medical Management. In her off time she enjoys reading and spending quality time with her family!

Tiny Tots
Ms. Jazmin : Tiny Tots Teacher

Ms. Jazmin - Tiny Tots Teacher

Ms. Jazmin is a teacher in the Tiny Tots class, our one year old room! Jazmin has worked with ages infants through 24 months for the past 5 years. She has a thirteen year old daughter and is excited to join the Oak Brook family!

Ms. Yohalis : Tiny Tots Teacher

Ms. Yohalis - Tiny Tots Teacher

Ms. Yohalis is originally from Venezuela. She moved here several years ago where she lives with her 6 year old son. She loves working with young children! Ms. Yohalis always has a smile on her face and is happy to be a part of the school! You can always find her dancing and snuggling with the little ones when she is in the classroom.

Ms. Erika : Tiny Tots Teacher

Ms. Erika - Tiny Tots Teacher

Ms. Erika is originally from El Salvador and has been teaching in early childhood for 3 years now. She loves working with children but in her spare time she likes to spend time with her husband and 2 daughters and she loves to read!

Tots
Ms. Gabbie : Tots Teacher

Ms. Gabbie - Tots Teacher

Ms. Gabbie is originally from Mesquite, TX. She has 3 nephews that she loves and they have helped her realize just how much she loves being around young children! She says that she looks forward to coming to school every day because she loves to teach the children and watch them grow, and she even looks forward to seeing herself grow along with the children!

Ms. Yomali : Tots Teacher

Ms. Yomali - Tots Teacher

Ms. Yomali is from McKinney, TX where she lives with her husband and two young children. She has been in the early childhood education industry for several years now and loves working with young children and says that she admires their creativity, imagination, and endless energy! Outside of work she loves spending time with her family as much as she can.

Early Learners
Ms. Jakayla : Early Learners Teacher

Ms. Jakayla - Early Learners Teacher

Ms. Jakayla is from Plano, TX, where she lives with her son and daughter. She loves being a mommy and a teacher! She has worked with children for three years and loves it! She is currently a student at Kaplan University and is in her sophomore year where she plans to major in Business and Management and minor in Child Phycology.

Ms. Kelly : Early Learners Teacher

Ms. Kelly - Early Learners Teacher

Ms. Kelly is a teacher in the Early Learners class, our 2-3 year old room! Kelly has 4 years of experience, loves creating and implementing curriculum into her classroom while watching the students grow in their development!

Preschool
Ms.Diana : Pre-School Teacher

Ms.Diana - Pre-School Teacher

Ms. Diana is from Peru.  She has worked in childcare, with all ages for 10 years.  Diana loves working with kids and watching them develop into young adults.  She has an 8 year old daughter and they both love to dance and sing.  Diana is very excited to be part of the Oak Brook Family and is looking forward to caring and teaching your kids!

Ms. Brooke : Pre-School Teacher

Ms. Brooke - Pre-School Teacher

Ms. Brooke was born and raised in Texas and is from Prosper. She graduated High School in 2012 and is currently a college student. Brooke has always loved working with children! She has been in the early childhood education industry for 4 years now and loves what she does! Outside of work she loves painting and reading as much as she can.  She has no family of her own at the moment but does plan on having one in the future!

Pre-K
Ms. Danielle : Pre-K Teacher

Ms. Danielle - Pre-K Teacher

Ms. Danielle was born and raised in Texas and has a 7 year old son named Romeo. Danielle went to school for Early Childhood Education and has taught for the last 10 years.  She has a passion for teaching and for helping kids in their growth and development.  Danielle loves the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Private K
Ms. Karen : Private-K teacher

Ms. Karen - Private-K teacher

Ms. Karen has experience being in the classroom in varying capacities working with various age groups for almost 20 years. She has a teaching degree from TWU, has taught 4th grade at LoveJoy ISD and more recently was with Wylie ISD before joining Oak Brook School. Ms. Karen has also worked at Plano ISD in the P.E. department, and also in a preschool classroom for several years.

Ms. Karen has a 6 year old and identical two year old twin boys. Other than being a wife, mom, and teacher; she loves running with her running group, and listening to music.

Ms. Karen is really excited to be working with the Kindergarten children and help get them ready for elementary school.

 

After School
Mr. Nicholas : After School Coordinator

Mr. Nicholas - After School Coordinator

Mr. Nicholas has been working with children since 2009. He started out at Mesquite ISD as a Specials needs teacher aide for five years. Then moved to Euless and became a teacher’s aide at Harmony of innovation for three years. During that time he also was the after school site director for a program called Zenith Learning.

Mr. Nic considers it such a huge blessing to his life  to be working with children of all ages. He feels that these children have helped him grow so much as a person. Nic is so excited to be a part of Oak Brook School family and the journey that's in store for him!

Kitchen
Chef Amanda : Chef

Chef Amanda - Chef

Ms. Amanda is from Lone Star, Texas and has helped raise her three nephews. She has worked in the food industry for over 20 years.  She has a wealth of knowledge in healthy cuisine and nutrition. She has been with the Oak Brook family since 2014. She says her day is made when kids run up to her and tell her they love her food! Chef Amanda looks forward to continue to creating healthy and delicious meals for the children of Oak Brook School.

Administration
Rachel DeBlanc : Center Director

Rachel DeBlanc - Center Director

Rachel was born and raised in the DFW metroplex where she graduated high school from First Baptist Academy in Dallas. She then studied psychology at Hardin Simmons University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science. Rachel has been a professional in the field of early childhood education for 17+ years and holds a Director's certification in the State of Texas. She has previously taught kindergarten, served as an assistant director, director, and regional director overseeing the quality and daily operations of multiple campuses.

Rachel, her husband, Marshall and their beautiful twin girls currently reside in Allen. Marshall and Rachel love being a family and enjoy the opportunity to build lasting memories with their kiddoes! From enjoying the wonderful parks in Allen to experiencing all our area has to offer, Rachel and her family are excited about the opportunity to have a relational impact with families of the community!

Lisa Carter : Assistant Director

Lisa Carter - Assistant Director

My name is Lisa Carter and I am excited to be a part of the Oak Brook School family! I have been in the childcare industry for almost 18 years and I love what I do! Before becoming an Assistant Director I was a teacher in a classroom for 12 years. I have taught every age from Infants all the way up to 12 years old. I truly have a passion for education and for helping to enrich the lives of the children I care for in any school where I work!

I currently live in McKinney but I am in the process of moving back to my hometown of The Colony as I am purchasing a home out there. I am a single mom to an amazing 11 year old boy named Trevor. He is the center of my world and I am doing my best to raise him to be an upstanding young man in the community. Family is very important to me and I love my family and my friends.

Brittney Willingham : Curriculum Coordinator

Brittney Willingham - Curriculum Coordinator

I am a wife and a mom to two beautiful little girls, Brevynn (3) and Payton (1).  Before having kids I always knew I wanted to be a teacher or play some role in children’s lives to help positively impact them. Being in this industry for the past 5 years has truly taught me how to do just that! I have worked in every part of a school from being a lead teacher in the two’s class, an assistant in a 3-5 year old class, to covering lunch breaks, covering the kitchen, transporting the children on the bus to attend field trips and now working in management for the past two years. It’s given me so much appreciation being able to see every aspect of the school and playing the different roles. I love what I do and the impact that I not only make on a child but also the parents. Parents trusting me with their most prized possession.  

I currently live in McKinney and we are working towards purchasing our first home.   Being a wife and a mom is very rewarding, but I also get the same joy when forming that bond with the families of the school!