Emily has worked at OPFS since 2019 predominantly with the After School and Summer Camp program. She has also worked in all of the lower school classrooms as a floater. She is now the School Age Program Director, and couldn’t be more excited. She plans to create the most fun and uplifting environment for all of the students to make lasting memories, and great friends. She is dedicated to the program, and is looking forward to building connections with everyone who comes into OPFS.
My name is Olivia and I am currently a junior at Dominican University studying psychology with a concentration in child psychology. I have worked at Oak Park Friends for 2 years as a lead in a mixture of school aged rooms and pods. I love getting to see the kids every day and help them navigate school and life through the pandemic. I love to draw, paint, read, listen to music and go thrift shopping in my free time!
Penny joined OPFS March 2021. She just graduated high school in the spring and is taking a gap year to work and save money. Penny is a singer/songwriter and is currently in a band called "Space Cake" that has a song on Spotify called "Wonder". She loves working with the babies and getting to know their fun individual personalities! Her mission is to make sure the kids are happy and comfortable wherever they are.
Our after-school and summer camp programs have many year round and part year staff, including returning college students and FORMER OPFS STUDENTS who have returned to work for us!