Meet Our Team

Sarah Daniel

Sarah Daniel


As a passionate educator with over 15 years of experience in early childhood education, Sarah Daniel has dedicated her career to providing young learners with a strong foundation for success. Currently serving as the Preschool Director here at Building Kidz of Vista, Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role.

Sarah has studied Child Development and Business Development. She has held various roles in education throughout her career, including as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, safety coordinator, and assistant director.

With her extensive experience in program development and staff management, Sarah has successfully led teams of educators in creating and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum that fosters a lifelong love of learning. Her dedication to ensuring the safety and emotional well-being of her students has earned her the trust and respect of parents, staff, and community members.

As Preschool Director, Sarah takes great pride in creating a warm and welcoming environment that encourages children to explore, learn, and grow. She believes that every child has the potential to succeed and is committed to supporting them in achieving their goals. Under her leadership, Building Kidz of Vista continues to be a leader in early childhood education and an invaluable resource to families in the community.

When Sarah is not at school, she enjoys spending time gardening, traveling, camping and off-roading with her friends and family.

Tex Vertongen

Tex Vertongen



My name is Tex and I am originally from New Zealand. I have lived in SoCal since 2007 and have been married since 1996. I live in Fallbrook with our eight children. My wife and I have a passion for nurturing children and take great joy in watching them grow and develop their personalities. We’re involved in the county’s foster and adoption system. Our love for children and desire to make a difference drives us to be the best and we are excited to be a part of the Building Kidz Family!