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, and their beautiful twin girls currently reside in Allen. They 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 the area has to offer, Rachel and her family are excited about the opportunity to have a relational impact with families of the community!
Nicholas Goodson – Assistant Director
Mr. Nick was born & raised in Mesquite, TX. He moved to Collin County in 2017 when he started at OBS. Mr. Nick comes to us with 12 years of experience and holds his Director’s certification in the state of Texas from Camp Fire Fort-Worth. He is a big kid at heart. When he isn’t spending time with family, friends or his fur baby his mind is always spinning with new ideas to implement into our school.
Growing up he worked in the children’s ministry & infant room at his church. Where he grew his passion working with children. He started working at Mesquite ISD in 2009 as a special-needs teacher for five years. He then moved to Euless in 2014 and worked at Harmony of Innovation for two years. During that time, he also was the after-school site director for a program called Zenith Learning until 2016. Mr. Nick considers it a huge blessing to his life to be working with children of all ages. Mr. Nick is a huge asset to our school with a variety of different training as he’s worked in multiple different fields in this career. He feels these children have helped him grow as a person while he’s been able to shape their little minds and add joy to their hearts in the meantime. Nick was voted “Teacher of the year in 2017! That just speaks volumes to his passion, dedication and love for the job. To him it is more than just a job, it’s a family! Something he gets up and looks forward to each day.
Michele Tackett – Infant Coordinator
Ms. Kathya – Infants Teacher
Ms. Kathya is originally a native of Panama but was raised in Southern California. She has a lot of experience taking care of children from teeny tiny newborns to school age kids. Infants are her most favorite age group! She loves giving them all the love and nurturing they need while they are away from their parents. Ms. Kathya is a mother of three grown children and wife to the man of her dreams! She absolutely loves taking care of our Oak Brook babies.
Ms. Sandra – Infant Teacher
Ms. Sandra has been working with kids since her junior year in high school. She lives in McKinney and has a 3 year old little girl in the Pre-Preschool class at OBS. Ms. Sandra is so excited to work with the little babies and a part of the OBS family!
Ms. Gloria – Infants Teacher
Ms. Gloria has a master’s 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! She has thoroughly enjoyed working in our infant wing for the past year bonding with our babies and their parents. We are happy to have her on our OBS team!
Ms. Maria – Infants Teacher
Ms. Armine – Tiny Tots Teacher
Ms. Armine has been working in childcare for 14 years now. She love kids, watching them grow, helping them to learn lots of stuff. Her job is her everything! She is happily married, and has two wonderful kids. She is so excited to be apart of the OBS Family and all the memories to come!
Ms. Neri – Tiny Tots Teacher
Ms. Casandra – Tots Teacher
Ms. Cassandra is honored to be a part of the OBS family! She has been working in childcare for four years and looks forward to learning and growing alongside the toddlers that she has the pleasure of teaching daily! She loves toddlers and all the exploring, learning, and fun that they (and she) get to have! Ms. Cassandra lives in McKinney with her husband and son.
Ms. Danielle M. – Early Learners Teacher
Ms. Danielle has worked with kids for over 7 years now! Ms. Danielle works with our two-year old’s and is the life of the party. Her contagious laugh makes the kids smile as they rock out in the classroom together! When not at work, Ms. Danielle enjoys time with her husband and daughter.
Ms. Caroline – Early Learners Teacher
This is Ms. Caroline’s first year at Oak Brook and she is super excited to being our school year! She has several years of child care experience. Ms. Caroline is pursuing Legal Studies. She enjoys exploring new places and reading.
Ms. Ashkhen – Early Learners Teacher
Ms. Ashkhen and her family are from Armenia. She’s been married for 25 years, and has two boys. Ms. Ashkhen can speak three languages Armenian, Russian & English. She started working with children in 2015. Working with children brings her so much joy. Her philosophy is that each child is unique. She is happy to be apart of the OBS Family. Her goal is to give the children a loving and safe environment.
Ms. Alla – Early Learners Teacher
Ms. Alla moved here from Russia 20 years ago. She has been in childcare for 12 years. She absolutely love working and watching kids grow. Ms. Alla is happily married with three children. She is so excited joining the OBS Family and the new journey and memories to come.
Ms. Connie – Pre-PreSchool Teacher
Ms. Xiomara – Pre-Preschool Teacher
Ms. Mara has been with OBS since 2018. She loves working with all her little babies and giving BIG hugs. She enjoys having fun with the kids and making them laugh. She hopes to show how much she cares for the children and loves coming to work every day.
Ms. Taylor B. – Preschool Teacher
This is Ms. Taylor’s first year at Oak Brook School, but she has been a preschool teacher for 4 years and in childcare for over 15 years. Ms. Taylor loves the exploring, fun and learning that goes on in the classroom. Her passion is to lead the next generation with examples of leadership, love, forgiveness and kindness! She has been married for 5 years to her best friend and has a 15-month-old son who she loves with all her heart! Ms. Taylor is the oldest of 5 siblings and family is very important to her. Her goal is to become an elementary school teacher, but she sure does have a soft spot for the little ones!
Ms. Rebecca – Preschool Teacher
Ms. Rebecca was born and raised in Texas with close ties to her family. She loves babies and the Pre-PreSchool age group! She believes it to be a blessing to see the kids every day and to watch them learn and grow! Ms. Rebecca is also a new mom to her son Jaxon and is a loving aunt to a two-year old. We are so grateful to have her on our amazing OBS team!
Ms. Marilyn – Preschool Teacher
Ms. Marilyn is excited to be a part of Preschool 2 class this year. More importantly so happy to be a teacher at OBS! She has been in childcare for about 5 years. Marilyn has a daughter, Aubrey that currently is in the toddler class here at OBS. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family. She is so excited for what this year has in store. She also can’t wait to do all the fun things she has plan for her class!
Ms. Annie – Preschool Teacher
Ms. Annie is pumped to be apart of the OBS Family! She’s been working with children for over 6 years. she’s lived inn Allen TX, her whole life. Ms. Annie can’t wait for what the school year has in store and helping mold the students little minds.
Ms. Yomali – Pre-K 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 and loves working with young children where she admires their creativity, imagination, and endless energy! Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family as much as she can.
Ms. Xamara – Pre-K Teacher
Ms. Taylor M. – Pre-K Teacher
Ms. Taylor is so excited for this school year with your kiddos. She has been with the OBS family since 2017. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband, Nick and their dog, Maizee. Ms. Taylor loves to be outside camping, kayaking and taking care of their chickens.
Ms. Karen – Pre-K Teacher
Ms. Karen is excited to be apart of OBS! Karen has worked with children of all ages. She has worked with kids since she was 12 years old. She grow up in a family of seven kids, she says was lots of fun. Which has made it easy and enjoyable working with lots of kids.
Ms. Sandy – Private Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Sandvold who likes to go by Ms. Sandy will be teaching your children for the 2020-21 school year. She is so excited to use all of her knowledge in education to support your children in their successes. Amazing things are on the horizon!
Ms. Sandy grew up on Military bases throughout the United States. She has lived in California, Virginia, Kentucky and now, Texas. In 2017, Ms. Sandy graduated with a Bachelors in Liberal Studies and a minor in Sociology from California State University. Then graduated from the Teacher Education Program at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2018. Most recently, she received her Masters degree from UCLA in education.
Ms. Diana – Spanish/Computer/Music Teacher
Ms. Diana is originally from Peru and has been working with infants to schooler aged kids for 10 years. Teaching is her greatest passion and she absolutely love it! In her free time, Ms. Diana likes to spend time with her family and going on adventures with her daughter! Ms. Diana is so thankful to be a part of OBS!
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 continuing to create healthy and delicious meals for the children of Oak Brook School.