Meet the Awesome Staff of CHALK.


Hello! My name is Hannah Weinstock, and I am the Director of CHALK Preschool in Tarzana. I have been with CHALK since 2010, and I have worked at both our Venice and Westwood locations. I am originally from Arlington, Texas and attended University of Texas in Austin, where I received my bachelor’s degree in Child Development. I am always excited to meet the new families joining CHALK, and I love getting to know the children that spend their days here! I hope to make CHALK an amazing experience for you and your little ones! Thank you and I look forward to meeting all the families here in Tarzana!


Hello CHALK Preschool families! My name is Megan Emerson and I am the Assistant Director here in Tarzana. I was born and raised in the Valley and attended California State University, Northridge where I received my B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development. I have worked as a high school dance coach for 2 years, preschool teacher for 4 years, and volunteer at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. My CHALK journey began in Westwood where I was the Yellow Room teacher for 2 1/2 years. Working with children is my passion and I am excited to brighten these young minds in a fun and nurturing way! 




Hi Chalk families! I’m Ann McGrath and I am so incredibly excited to be a teacher for the new Chalk Preschool in Tarzana. I grew up in the Bay Area before moving to Northridge to attend college. I graduated California State University, Northridge in 2013 with a BA in Child and Adolescent Development and a BA in Deaf Studies with a concentration in Pre Deaf Education. Since graduating CSUN, I was the assistant director and head three-year-old teacher at a preschool in Chatsworth for five years before nannying full time for some amazing families. As I transition back to the world of teaching, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be making my debut with such a wonderful program and amazing new staff here at CHALK. I am passionate about being a positive influence and inspiring our future generations and I cannot wait to meet and work with all the new families here at CHALK Preschool Tarzana.



Hello! My name is Amie Soffer and I’m thrilled to be a part of the CHALK Preschool team in Tarzana! I am originally from Los Angeles and grew up in Beverly Hills. I attended Menlo College in Atherton where I received my B.A. in Mass Communications, and then attended Marymount College in Palos Verdes, where I received my AA in Child Development. This is where my love for teaching began. I worked for Creative Children’s Learning Center for 10 years with preschool to school-aged children. I more recently worked at the CHALK Preschool in Westwood, and am very excited to be a part of the new school in Tarzana!



Hello families! My name is Rubi Garcia and I am very excited to begin this new adventure with CHALK Preschool in Tarzana. I am from San Diego, California and moved to the San Fernando Valley to attend California State University Northridge, where I earned my bachelor’s in Child and Adolescent Development in 2017. I have worked with all ages, but working with children is my passion! I cannot wait to meet all the new families here in Tarzana.



Hello! My name is Isabelle Herz, and I am so excited to be a teacher at the new CHALK Preschool in Tarzana! I was born and raised in Boulder Colorado. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Sociology. I have always been very passionate about working with children and cannot wait to start my adventure with them at CHALK Preschool. I look forward to meeting all the new families here in Tarzana!