I designed my signature program based on 200+ client case studies and an insider's view of the private school Admissions process.
Over the course of my career, I've developed strong relationships with distinguished schools and Admissions Directors, as well as administrators in the California Department of Education and the National Association of Independent Schools. I've led comprehensive Admissions workshops for parent groups, been interviewed on The Motherbird Podcast, partnered with corporate companies to facilitate school placement for their relocating employees, and served as an educational advisor for over 200 local and international families.
My introduction to the world of Education began in the wingspan of my wonderful mom, a true visionary and advocate who spearheaded critical educational policy changes and co-founded The International School of Monterey (also the world's first public charter international school). From elementary through graduate school, my educational background has spanned 5 countries, an experience that opened my eyes to the incredible range of educational philosophies and practices.
Prior to forming my private consultancy practice, I directed the Pre-K division at Piper Preschool, highly regarded for shepherding preschoolers into L.A's finest elementary schools. During my tenure there, I facilitated best practices across 4 classrooms, mentored a 12-person teaching team, optimized the curriculum to ensure early literacy and math were taught most effectively, and guided dozens of families on an annual basis through Kindergarten Admissions and placement.
As a trusted partner in school placement, I have dialogued directly with Admissions Directors regarding how they weigh applications, and which factors can influence an acceptance, rejection, or waitlist consideration. I've seen firsthand what helps an application stand out from the rest, and how schools determine if the family as a whole is a good fit for their community.
Meanwhile, I've stayed equally apprised on L.A.'s complex public school system, so my clients who are interested in charters, magnets, and special public programs can navigate those options with clarity and ease.
Ultimately, my approach to school placement is built on matching the whole family to the right place. My priority is to thoroughly understand each of my student's developmental needs, so I can pinpoint ideal learning environments that will set them up for a success, ensure those communities align with your family as a whole, and guide you thoughtfully towards calling that school "home."
My life's work, and the reason I started The Placing Method, is to champion families.