Recent Posts by Jamie Bakal

As an educator and native Los Angeleno, Jamie Bakal has had her fingers on the pulse of Los Angeles’ ever-changing educational environment for the past 20 years. An alumna of the prestigious Oakwood School, Jamie continued her studies at Boston University and pursued a career in education with the Los Angeles Unified School District. Jamie was an educator for many years at Westwood Charter School with a focus on primary elementary education. Her extensive involvement in creating new curricula and working with parents to get the best out of their children has given her insights into the young student’s mind. Jamie is keenly aware of the importance of creating a positive school experience where each individual child can thrive. Additionally, Jamie recognizes the significance of finding a suitable environment to help a student succeed both academically and socially.Jamie’s extensive research of private schools as well as her background in understanding children’s needs provide families with a broad range of experience in education. From elementary through high school, she is committed to providing clients with the individual attention necessary to ensure that every child’s educational environment meets his/her needs. Additionally, Jamie is also on the Associate’s Board of City Year Los Angeles, which helps to close gaps in high-need schools by supporting students' academic and social-emotional development while also providing schools with the additional capacity to enhance school culture and climate. Jamie lives with her two daughters and husband in Los Angeles.

5 Tips to Help Co-parents Make Remote Learning as Successful as Possible

Written Exclusively for It's Over Easy by Education Consultant Jamie Bakal

Co-parenting successfully requires focus and determination from the adults involved in raising the child, including step-parents and significant others. In the age of COVID-19, in many cities and states, co-parenting now also...

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Smart Thinking: Navigating the Private School Admissions Process

Written by Jamie Bakal

Divorce, when there are kids involved, can make the unraveling of everyday life seem like a daunting task. Add in life-changing decisions, like applying to private school, and it can heighten the process, taking on whole new levels of stress and drama. Or perhaps you’re on the...

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