Our Team

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.

Monica

Monica Ivener – Center Director

Monica has her Texas State Director’s License and is married with two children. She has been working with children for over 20 years. She has worked in as a supervisor in a behavioral program for children with autism for many years. From there she taught preschool and Pre-K classes both in California and Texas, as well as ran her own licensed in-home child care for 3.5 years. Prior to becoming the Director in 2014 she was the Assistant Director at Oak Brook School for 5 years.

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Tim Sapp – Office Manager

I am the Office Manager here at Oak Brook School and have been with this amazing company since 2013! Coming from small town Murphy, I look forward to bringing a warm family atmosphere to our new McKinney location! Most kids assume I live at the school; secret is–I don’t! I’m a homebody outside of work and enjoy spending time with family and my fur-babies! I look forward to creating a lasting relationship with each and everyone of you!

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Candice Williams – Curriculum Coordinator

My name is Candice Williams. I was born and raised in a small town called Hollandale, Mississippi. I attended Alcorn State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development. I have been working with children for 11 years and have been at Oak Brook since December of 2014. I enjoy providing an educational, nurturing and safe environment for children to grow. I look forward to exploring new things with your child this year.

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Ms. Isabelle – Infants Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Infants! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

I am originally from France, though I moved to Texas 16 years ago.  I have a 17-year-old son and his is the sunshine of my life!

I have been working with children for 12 years.  This is what I was made to do; working with children!  I am ready to teach your infant their first French words!

I am very excited to meet all of you!   I know it’s going to be an amazing year!

Marisol

Ms. Marisol – Infants Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Infants! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

During my High School year, I took a child development and ready, set, teach class.  I have been working with infants for almost 1 year.   Being around children is my passion!  I love helping them and motivating them. They learn so much from us and we learn so much from them.

I have a wonderful daughter and she enjoys being part of the Oak Brook School. As a mom I feel so proud to see her developing and becoming more social and active with her teachers and friends.

I look forward to working with your child and having an excellent year!

Mayra

Ms. Mayra – Discoverers Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Discoverers! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

I am married and have two boys 10 and 8 I love going to the movies and most importantly spending time with my wonderful family.

I have been working with children for over 5 years. Infants is my favorite age; I love watching them grow and learn new things.  My main goal is to make sure these babies have the best care and love while their parents are away!

I look forward to working with your child and having an excellent year!

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Ms. Kristen – Discoverers Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Discoverers! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

I am a mom to two sweet girls, Madeline and Reese, and one fur baby, Mila.

I have always had a passion for children, and that is why I’m here! I have worked with kids since I was 12 years old for friends and family and I have been teaching infants and toddlers in a childcare setting for the past 2 years.   I am currently working on my Associates Degree to teach elementary education.

My goals in this classroom are to help your babies reach every milestone possible to prepare them for becoming a successful toddler, and to keep the daily activities fun and creative while being in a loving environment.

I am excited to meet parents, and see my students learn and grow throughout their journey in the Discoverers classroom! It’s going to be an amazing year!

Cristina

Ms. Cristina – Discoverers Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Discoverers! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

I am from Dallas and I have 3 years of experience in childcare with varying age groups.  I am excited to be working with Infants this year!

I love working with children because I love making them smile and watching their personalities develop!

I look forward to working with your child and having an amazing year!

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Ms. Della – Tiny Tots Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Tiny Tots! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

I moved from Greenville, TX to Leonard, TX towards the first of this year. I am very family oriented and have 2 kids, an 11 year old girl and my 5 year old son that keeps me on edge of my seat all the time!

One of my first jobs was working with children and I had a blast. I am excited to be back to teaching!

I look forward to working with your children and having a lot of fun!   It’s going to be an amazing year!

Sarita

Ms. Sarita – Tiny Tots Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Tiny Tots! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

Though I was adopted in Romania when I was 7 months old, I have lived in North Texas almost all my life.  I love singing and having goofy fun with children of all ages; including my 6 nieces and nephews! In my spare time I enjoy my 2 cats and corgi and snuggling up for a good Netflix binge!

I’ve been in childcare for 3 years now and love working with my one year olds! I look forward to getting to know you all and forming great connections through Oak Brook School!

I know it’s going to be an amazing year!

Stephanie

Ms. Stephanie – Tots Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Tots! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

My family moved to Texas from North Carolina in July of 2019 and absolutely love it! I have loved the Cowboys since about the 7th grade, so moving to Texas was a dream come true!

I am married to my High School sweetheart and we have three amazing children ages 11, 4 and 3.

I have worked in childcare for 13 years. Though I have worked with all age groups, I have truly found my passion working with one year olds.

I look forward to teaching your child and watching them grow and develop to reach their full potential!  I know it’s going to be a great year!

Marissa

Ms. Marissa – Adventurers Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Adventurers! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

 I currently am attending college pursuing a sports marketing degree with a minor in business. Outside of work and school I love spending time with my friends and family of course, but most importantly, with my dog, Grace.

My favorite part about teaching is watching the children’s personalities develop as they learn and try new things. I do not have any of my own kids and consider each of my students as one of my own.

I can’t wait to be a part of your child’s learning experience. It’s going to be a great year!

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Ms. Makayla – Adventurers Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Adventurers! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

I am originally from Selma, Alabama.  I have been in Texas for three years now and I absolutely LOVE it!

I have been working with children for a year now and I truly enjoy it.  I am beyond excited to build a relationship with my new students and families.

My goal is to make sure that my students enjoy learning!  I want my students to come home to you every day excited to tell you about something that they learned that day.

I can’t wait to see what the upcoming year has in store for us!  I know it’s going to be a great year!

Kelsey

Ms. Kelsey – Preschool Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Preschool! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

I was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas and moved to Texas when I was three. But I still consider myself a Texas native! I live in McKinney with my wonderful husband and furbaby Dallas!

I have been teaching for two years at this location and I am excited to continue teaching with Oak Brook. I graduated with my Associates in Education in 2017 and currently finishing up my Bachelor’s in Education!

My goal as a teacher in this classroom is to make sure all the students are learning in a fun, safe and loving environment. I realize every student learns differently and I will do everything in my power to make sure they are successful in school and in life!

I look forward to working with your child and having an excellent year!

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Ms. Cindy – Preschool Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Preschool! I cannot wait to be your child’s new Assistant Teacher!

I was born in Chicago, IL but raised in Texas! I am very family oriented and have 2 boys who attend OBS. My oldest is 5 and my baby is 2. I am a fun and loving person and enjoy working with children.

My goal is to make sure all the students are learning in a fun and safe environment.

I look forward to working with your child and having an excellent year!

Terrie

Ms. Terrie – Pre-K Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Pre – K! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

I have been an educator with Pre-K students for well over twenty years. I am very passionate about molding and educating young children. I teach with love in my heart and joy upon my face!

I have three amazing teenage daughters; ages 19, 17 and 14.

I am glad to be a part of shaping our future leaders and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your family.   It’s going to be a great year!

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Ms. Mozhgan – Pre-K Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Pre-K! I cannot wait to be your child’s new Assistant Teacher!

I have been teaching for over 12 years and love children! I enjoy working with children and helping them to learn and grow through interactive educational games.  My ultimate goal of teaching is to help children to be independent through the process of lifetime learning activities.

I am very happy to be a part of your children’s day to day lives. Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I look forward to working with you and your child as we partner in education.  It is going to be a great year!

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Ms. Madison – Astro Kids Teacher

Hello Oak Brook families! Welcome to Astros! I cannot wait to be your child’s new teacher!

I am Texas born and raised and love spending time outdoors exploring with my girls! I am a mama to 2 beautiful little girls. Madalyn and Myleigh! We live in Lucas with our 2 fur babies!

I have been in Early Childhood Education for two and a half years now.   I have worked with a variety of ages, but am looking forward to working with the school aged children!

I want the kids to have lots of fun, but I also can’t wait to teach them new things through hands on activities!

I look forward to getting to know and working with your awesome children!   It’s going to be an amazing year!

Renata

Ms. Renata – Chef

Hello Oak Brook families! I cannot wait to cook for your child!

I grew up in El Paso before moving to the Dallas metroplex towards the end of 2015. I have been in the food industry for over 20 years, in a variety of positions.

It is my goal to provide freshly prepared healthy and nutritious meals your child will love!