Parenting can be a complicated puzzle but I help with the pieces.
I created School Shop LA in 2008 after a 20-year career in education, both as an educator and educational consultant.
Personally, I am a neurodiverse parent of a neurodiverse family. This has afforded me the ability to understand the various learning and relationship differences that span the myriad of educational and parenting accessibility. Parenting can be a complicated puzzle but I help with the pieces.
My passion for touching children’s lives began in 1993 when I worked at Project Head Start, which helped me develop an understanding of children with special needs ranging from intellectually gifted to spectrum disorders. Then, as a private preschool educator for 11 years, I watched frustrated families attempt to navigate the school selection process on their own, only to find a less than perfect educational fit. The process was made even more aggravating when the child had special needs.
Each child deserves an education that allows them to flourish and realize their full potential.
My goal is to identify the most suitable and appropriate educational setting for each child while minimizing the stresses and strains experienced by all parents during this process.
With 20 years of experience, an extensive contact list, invaluable school administration relationships, and unique knowledge of both public and private schools in and around Los Angeles, I will make your child’s transition smooth and painless.
I offer detailed support to parents from first contact to school placement, and beyond. I will help you navigate the plethora of options, obstacles, and pitfalls in order to save time and money at a later stage, and ensure a winning combination of knowledge, experience, intuition, and negotiating skills. Consequently, working with School Shop LA becomes an investment, not a gamble.
I have an enviable track record of identifying schools where a child’s individual strengths, emotional development, learning style, and extracurricular interests are allowed to develop and flourish. Whether you need advice regarding nursery school, high school, public, private, or schools dedicated to special learning requirements, I will guide, assist and coordinate your child’s transition, creating a pathway to success.
I am one of the few qualified, experienced, and respected educational consultants in the Greater Los Angeles area, helping children of all ages and abilities to realize their full potential by way of appropriate school placement.
I represent families, not schools, and take no form of commission whatsoever from any institution. Your success is my success.
My whole motivation is built around changing lives, changing futures.