Our Staff

Emily Laguna

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

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.