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.

 

Administration
Rachel DeBlanc : School Director

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

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 - 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.

Infants
Ms.Michele : Infants Teacher

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. Kathya : Infants Teacher

Ms. Kathya - Infants Teacher

Ms. Kathya is originally a native of Panama but was raised in So Cal. She has a lot of experience with taking care of children of various ages- 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 up children and wife to the man of her dreams! She absolutely loves taking care of our Oak Brook babies.

Ms. Gloria : Infants Teacher

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. 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.

Tiny Tots
Ms. Jennifer : Tiny Tots Teacher

Ms. Jennifer - Tiny Tots Teacher

Ms. Jennifer has been in child care since 2002. She took some time off to be with her two boys but came back to work with children again because this is where her heart is! Jennifer and her family love the outdoors. We are so thankful to have someone with 17+ years of child care experience at our school!

Tots
Ms. Rebecca : Tots Teacher

Ms. Rebecca - Tots Teacher

Ms. Rebecca was born and raised in Texas, with really close ties to her family. She loves babies and this tiny tots age group. She believes it to be a blessing to see the kids everyday and to watch them learn and grow. Ms. Rebecca is also a new mom to son Jaxon and a loving aunt to a two year old. We are so grateful to have her on our amazing OBS team.

Ms. Yohali (Jo) : Tots Teacher

Ms. Yohali (Jo) - Tots Teacher

Ms. Yohali (Jo) 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. Yohali 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.

Early Learners
Ms. Gabbie : Early Learners Teacher

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. Yomali : Early Learners Teacher

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. Danielle : Early Learners Teacher

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 - 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!

Preschool
Ms. Bailee : Pre-School Teacher

Ms. Bailee - Pre-School Teacher

Ms. Bailee has been in child care for as long as she can remember! Her calling has always been to teach, love and nurture children through jobs, mission work and raising her own little one; and she strongly feels that this passion only keeps growing! Ms. Bailee has a degree in Early Childhood Education and believes OBS is the greatest place to be. Bailee brings this positive energy with her and always encouraging everyone around her. We are so proud to have her on our team!

Ms. Taylor : Pre-School Teacher

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. Lauren : Pre-School Teacher

Ms. Lauren - Pre-School Teacher

Ms. Lauren has been in child care since 2015. She is passionate about being a positive person and impacting the next generation. She believes being in child care helps her do that. Ms. Lauren's long term goal is to be an Elementary School  teacher and continue her passion. She loves spending her spare time with family and friends and being outdoors. We are so glad to have an enthusiastic teacher like her on our team!

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.

Ms. Jenna : Pre-K Teacher

Ms. Jenna - Pre-K Teacher

Ms. Jenna has been an educator for almost 11 years now and loves every moment of it! Shaping young minds has been a strong passion of Jenna since she was a young girl teaching her teddy bears addition and subtraction! It was a fun class to be in. 😉

As Dr. Seuss would say; "children want the same things as we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and to be delighted." This is something she strives to achieve while implementing it into her teaching style. Ms. Jenna strongly believes that once a child's mind has been opened, wild and wonderful things can and will happen!

Ms. Jenna and her husband just celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary and share two children together; a four year old daughter and an 11 year old son. During her free time, Ms. Jenna likes to read, write and volunteer at the animal shelter.

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.

 

Explorers
Ms. Kelly : Explorers Teacher

Ms. Kelly - Explorers 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 takes care of the after school kids and simply loves interacting with them.

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.