Our Educators

Kimberly Voltaire
Hello, my name is Kimberly Voltaire and I am the Preschool Program Coordinator as well as the Special Education Teacher at the Oak Brook Park District’s ABC Preschool. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Special Education with an ESL endorsement as well as a Bachelor's in Sociology with a Business Administration minor. Throughout my life, I have dedicated a lot of my time to taking care of children of various ages. I enjoy every aspect of teaching, I believe that great educators make students want to learn. With my own passion for education, I capture each students' imaginations and evoke a sense of excitement. I engage my students through hands-on experiential activities and strive to bring out the best in my students by challenging their abilities while tending to their individual needs.

Gabriela Passament
Hello, My name is Gabriela Passament and I am the 3s to Saplings (4s) Preschool Teacher at the Oak Brook Park District’s ABC Preschool. I am currently in school finishing up my degree in Early Childhood Education from pre-k through third grade, I also have a Child Development Associate Certificate from Ashworth College. I’ve been working with children for 8 years and it has been a passion ever since. I strongly believe in early learning, especially engaging children with play and hands on experiences. As an educator, I always want my classroom environment to feel safe, welcoming, joyous, and educational. Outside of my dream job, I love hanging out with my husband, family, going on hikes with my dogs and writing children’s books. I’m excited to continue learning from the wonderful students and the amazing teachers.

Lauren Kool-Krych
My name is Lauren Kool-Krych. This is my sixth year at the Oakbrook Park District. I have experience working with children between the ages of 2 and 16 in many diverse settings. I found that my passion lies in the education of young minds. As your child’s teacher I believe that I have the opportunity to play the role of a guide through each student’s journey through the learning process. Preschool is the foundation of your child’s intrinsic motivation and perception of learning. I take great pride in creating a fun, safe, and structured environment that encourages young minds to grow.