Educational Consultants

Here are some very well-respected L.A. and out-of-town educational consultants who can help you with your private school search (in alphabetical order):

Betsy Brown Braun

Parenting Pathways, Inc. Author of You’re Not The Boss Of Me and Just Tell Me What To Say. Betsy provides educational consulting services for preschool and elementary school placement. (See our Q&A interview with Betsy)


Sandy Eiges, M.S.W

LA School Scout (See our Q&A interview with Sandy)

Gail Meyer & Associates
Eileen Horowitz
Life Coach/Parent Partner
Check out our interview with Eileen, On The Scene! 


Jamie Nissenbaum, LA School Mates (See our Q&A interview with Jamie)


Priya Nambiar, Nambiar Advising,, email: or ph: 323-630-7182. Priya is the former Associate Director of Admissions for middle and upper school at Brentwood School. Read our Q&A with Priya here. 


Michelle Nitka, author of Coping With Preschool Panic. I know Michelle and she’s THE preschool expert! 


Devra Weltman Harris, Parent Educator and Education Consultant (specializing in L.A. and families who are relocating to L.A). Contact 323-664-4267 or email: or To see our Q and A interview with Devra Weltman, click HERE. 

Christine Sharma, Firefly Educational Consulting. Specializes in the 805 and 818 area codes. See our interview with Christine.


Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs of Southern California– 213-484-2411

The Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs of Southern California helps minority families with all aspects of the application process.



Michelle Nitka, author of Coping With Preschool Panic. Specializes in preschool and elementary school placement/consulting.www.


Out of town:

Anne Simon, “Beyond The Brochure” co-author is available for phone consultations only.

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