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.
Rachel DeBlanc - School 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 kiddos! 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!
Brittney Willingham - Assistant Director
I am a wife and a mom to two beautiful little girls, Brevynn (5) and Payton (3). 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 since 2011 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.
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!
Mr. Nicholas - Office Manager
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! Nic was voted "Teacher of the year in 2017"! That just speaks to his passion, dedication and love for the kids.
Ms.Michele - Infants Teacher
Ms. Michele has been with the school since 2013. She was voted "Teacher of the Year for 2018"! 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 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. Gloria - Infants Teacher
Ms. Gloria has a masters degree in education and has been working in childcare since 2012. In her free time she loves to watch movies and spend time with her two daughters and beautiful granddaughter! We are happy to have her on our OBS team!
Ms. Damarys - Infants Teacher
Ms. Damarys joined our team in Fall 2017 and cuddles our infants daily! She is so nurturing and loves to give her undivided attention to the babies. She has two daughters of her own, ages 9 and 12. She enjoys family time and walks with her daughters!
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Ms. Yohalis - 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.
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Ms. Yomali - Early Learners 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.
Ms. Gabbie - Early Learners 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. Danielle - Early Learners Teacher
Ms Danielle has worked with kids for over 7 years now! She enjoys time with her husband and daughter. Ms. Danielle works with our two year olds and is the life of the party. Her contagious laugh makes the kids smile as they rock out in the classroom together.
Ms. Alyssa - Early Learners Teacher
Ms. Alyssa has seven years of experience with all age groups. She is especially wonderful with our two year olds! She is so caring and the kids’ safe haven in the classroom. She is a great player on our Oak Brook team!
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!
Ms. Taylor - Pre-School Teacher
Ms. Taylor is currently enrolled and taking classes for her certification for K-5! Her passion in life is to teach and to help grow the minds of children! She has four years of experience with every age group in childcare. She is a huge family person and loves to hang out with her fiancé and her dog, Mallory!
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.
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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.
Ms. Kelly - After School Teacher
Ms. Kelly has cared for little kiddos since 2013. She loves creating and implementing curriculum into her classroom while watching the students grow in their development! She recently moved to care for the after school kids and she simply loves interacting with them.
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.