200 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60302

P:708-434-5705

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. 
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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.