Oak Brook 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.

Management Team

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, 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!

Michele Tackett
Assistant Director

Ms. Michele has been with the school since 2014. 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 been in childcare for 17 years. Michele is married and has two adult children and several little nieces and nephews that she loves watching! She was born and raised in Louisiana and moved to Texas where she has been for the last 18 years.

Yomali Patino
Curriculum Coordinator

Team Member Since 2017

Infants Team

Ms. Kathya
Infants 1 Teacher

Team Member Since 2018

Ms. Sandra
Infants 1 Teacher

Team Member Since 2020

Ms. Ashley
Infants 2 Teacher

Team Member Since 2022

Ms. Erika
Infants 2 Teacher

Team Member Since 2022

Ms. Jill
Infants Teacher

Team Member Since 2023

Tiny Tots Team

Ms. Sydney
Tiny Tots Teacher

Team Member Since 2023

Ms. Kelly
Tiny Tots Teacher

Team Member Since 2023

Tots Team

Ms. Armine
Tots Teacher

Team Member Since 2021

Ms. Gloria
Tots Teacher

Team Member Since 2018

Early Learners Team

Ms. Joanna
Early Learners 1 Teacher

Team Member Since 2023

Ms. Aylin
Early Learners 1 Teacher

Team Member Since 2023

Ms. Alla
Early Learners 2 Teacher

Team Member Since 2021

Ms. Kayla
Early Learners 2 Teacher

Team Member Since 2022

Preschool Team

Ms. Taylor B.
Preschool 1 Teacher

Team Member Since 2020

Ms. Bree
Preschool 1 Teacher

Team Member Since 2023

Ms. Marilyn
Preschool 2 Teacher

Team Member Since 2020

Ms. Alexa
Preschool 2 Teacher

Team Member Since 2022

Ms. Diana
Preschool 3 Teacher

Team Member Since 2022

Ms. Carolina
Preschool 3 Teacher

Team Member Since 2022

Pre-Kindergarten Team

Ms. Sam
Pre-K Teacher

Team Member Since 2022

Ms.Leo
Pre-K Teacher

Team Member Since 2022

Kindergarten Jumpstart Team

Ms. Connie
KJS Teacher

Team Member Since 2021

Ms. Mara
KJS Teacher

Team Member Since 2022

Private Kindergarten Team

Ms. Taylor T.
Kindergarten Teacher

Team Member Since 2018

Ms. Danielle
Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

Team Member Since 2018

Fort Tech Team

Ms. Cassandra
After School Teacher

Team Member Since 2022

Specials Team

Ms. Diana
Spanish & Music Teacher

Team Member Since 2019

Ms. Yohalis
Art Teacher

Team Member Since 2023

Kitchen Team

Chef Savon
School Chef

Team Member Since 2022