Emma Larkan

Preschool Teacher


Early Childhood Credentials
Ventura College
Teacher since 2015

How many years have you worked at Oak Grove?

Since 2015.

Why do you work at Oak Grove?

Oak Grove is a unique community, where each interaction is approached thoughtfully from a place of love and respect.

Where is your special spot on campus?

I love to walk on the path from Preschool to the After Care play yard. The light is always so beautiful at that time of day. It’s a walking meditation.

How do we prepare students for their life ahead?

We help them see that who they are is enough.

What outdoor experience has been most impactful for you?

Walking “The Camino” in Spain and Portugal. Wading up river in Zion National Park with our kiddos on our backs attempting to reach The Narrows, slot canyons.

The best live music performance/concert you ever attended is …

Radiohead at SB Bowl and Q-TIP.

Person (dead or alive, famous or not) that you’d most like to share a meal with.

My mom.

Name a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t yet.

The rain forests in the Pacific Northwest.

Share a hilarious OGS experience.

Getting the uncontrollable giggles with Laurie during circle time. Also during circle time when a preschooler asked his four-year-old peers if “anyone had did a cigarette before?”