Jan Esterkin has been practicing Educational Therapy in Santa Monica since 2001. She began her career as a classroom teacher and learning specialist in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She continued as a learning specialist at Stephen S. Wise School and an assistant teacher at The John Thomas Dye School, St. Martin of Tours, and Kenter Canyon Elementary School. Jan was a member of The Learning Studio, an educational therapy resource program at Canyon Charter School and at Kenter Canyon Elementary School. 



  • University of California, Berkeley - Undergraduate Degree, Sociology

  • Boston University -Masters Degree, Elementary Education

  • Loyola Marymount University Masters Degree, Education and Counseling and Guidance

  • UCLA's certificated program, Educational Therapy


Current Work:

  • Jan has developed a unique approach to working with her students.  She encourages success and a positive outlook toward school and learning, while creating an energetic, educational atmosphere through her empathy, sense of humor and enthusiasm. 

  • Jan is a professional member of the Association of Educational Therapists (AET), an international organization dedicated to "helping individuals become successful learners" (aetonline.org). She is a past study group director for the association and a member of ChildNexus.

  • Jan stays current in the field of Educational Therapy by attending AET's annual conference and monthly webinars, the International Dyslexia Association Los Angeles' (IDALA) annual conference, the West LA/Santa Monica Study Group and various other conferences, webinars and presentations. 




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Santa Monica, CA 90402