200 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60302


Email: director@oakleafacademy.com

Meet The Owners

Miss Melissa

Miss JoAnn has a Masters degree in Education with a concentration in Early Intervention and was a certified Developmental Therapist.  She has taught preschool aged children for over nine years as a lead teacher and taught pediatric resident doctors about Child Growth and Development for a local Illinois hospital.   JoAnn is the mother of three young children, ages 6, 3 and 9 months and takes pleasure in sharing her experiences and joys of motherhood with the families she works with.  JoAnn wanted to be a teacher since childhood.  She enjoys watching children having fun while learning and guide them through their educational growth and emotional development.  JoAnn is thrilled to open a center that allows children and their families to have an exciting environment to foster these experiences along with loving teachers to guide them on the journey. 

Miss JoAnn

Miss Melissa has a Bachelors Degree in Family and Community Services with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Michigan State University. She has been a lead preschool teacher for over seven years and has three years of Director experience. Miss Melissa has always had a dream of owning her own preschool to help inspire, educate and enrich the lives of children and families.