Our Staff

Emily Laguna
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I am the founder of Hart Preschool. I am also a licensed pediatric occupational therapist (OT), and have extensive knowledge in child development, sensory processing, and the  development of fine and gross motor skills. Prior to embarking on this preschool adventure, I worked in public schools for 13 years as an OT with children 3 – 18 years old, and in-home as an early intervention OT with kids ages birth – 3 years old. I have always loved working with children, and have also always loved animals. I look forward to this upcoming year of learning and growing!

Samantha Rangel
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Samantha Rangel started with Hart Preschool in February 2020. She has 13 years of child care experience, and has worked with infants through pre-k. She is comfortable and knowledgeable in all aspects of child care, including implementing developmentally-appropriate activities, promoting social emotional development,  supervising indoor and outdoor play, and  caring for basic needs. Samantha has also done volunteer work in Africa at a school for children and adults with disabilities and plans to continue volunteering in different parts of the world for programs that support sustainable agriculture and construction.