Our Team

Welcome to the Our Team page for Skyluna Preschool! At Skyluna, we believe that a strong team is essential to creating a nurturing and engaging learning environment for our students. Our team is made up of passionate and dedicated educators, and staff,  who are committed to providing the highest quality early childhood education. From our administrators to our teachers, every member of our team is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment where each child can thrive. Get to know the amazing individuals who make up our team and learn more about their experience, expertise, and passion for early childhood education.


the wonderful team of childhood education .

JoAnna Knight

Preschool Director

JoAnna Knight has been educating children for over 18 years. She originally discovered her passion and love for teaching after graduating high school and attended CSN and worked towards an Elementary Education degree, while working as a swim instructor at a local children’s swim school. During her time of studying she also managed Clark County Safekey programs and after school enrichment programs. Having children of her own; two wonderful sons, inspired her interests in Early childhood education. In 2013 She received her Early Childhood Education Certification III, through International Childcare College in New South Wales, where she taught the Waldorf inspired method at a preschool for 4 years before moving back to Las Vegas, Nevada with her family. Upon returning to Nevada, JoAnna was immediately hired as a lead classroom teacher at a private Preparatory school for Pre K and Junior Kindergarten where she faithfully taught for 6 years. Throughout her teaching career she went onto managing a small private swim instructing business that is shared with her husband and herself. JoAnna appreciates the relationships that are built that come from her passion of teaching over the years. It’s an extension of family to her. She is thrilled to be the Waldorf program director at Skyluna and looks forward to new challenges, innovative ways of educating and all the new beautiful families she will encounter.

Samantha Ruiz


Samantha Ruiz is a passionate early childhood educator with more than three years of private school teaching experience in Los Angeles, California. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Education. She has been an educational leader for children ranging in age from infants to elementary students and has mastered their developmental stages of learning. Samantha is new to Nevada and is committed to serving children and their families as they learn and grow together.

Emily Gordillo


Ms. Emily is a passionate educator with a degree in Early Childhood Education, and she is thrilled to be a part of the Skyluna family. With experience teaching at a Head Start program, a Private Preparatory school, and the Clark County School District, Ms. Emily brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom. She values the relationships she has built with past families and looks forward to getting to know each and every one of her new students and their families. Ms. Emily is committed to creating a year full of learning, laughter, and growth for all of her students at Skyluna.

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Briana Carroll


Briana Carroll is a Mother of two with a passion for early childhood education and entrepreneurship. She has always been a creative, forward-thinking, and innovative entrepreneur. She holds a Bachelors degree in Marketing and is working towards a Masters in Early Childhood Education. Briana has extensive experience in business operations, leadership, strategic-thinking, digital communications & media. She holds a yoga certification from Los Angeles as well as a group fitness and nutrition certification.