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We understand that choosing your child’s educational setting is a decision full of stress and complexity. Early childhood - and early adolescence - are critical developmental times in the life of every child, and as a parent, we can lose sleep over making the "best" possible decisions regarding our child's education. 
Our heartfelt mission is to help families breathe a little easier. Our goal is to support, educate, and connect your family with schools that match your individual values, and we also wish to empower you in feeling knowledgeable about the full range of your educational choices. Looking at public, private, charter, or specialized programming, we strive to support all our families in finding a best fit to promote your child’s success within their educational setting -  and do our best to bring you a little piece of mind at the same time.

Who talks to an educational consultant? We serve a wide range of families with a variety of values, needs, and concerns — all with the common goal to support their child's success in school. Our first meeting together is free, so please contact us if we can be of any help to you and your family.

(We focus on serving families looking for Preschool - Middle School settings in Oakland, Berkeley, WCCUSD, San Leandro, and other neighboring districts.) 


Helpful Hints and Links

  • Beyond Quality has moved! We have a great little office space on 49th and Telegraph in Oakland - right near Burma Superstar and Bakesale Betty! Please still make an appointment before you come by - I am often in the field - but I am happy to say we are just about moved in! 
    Posted Jan 31, 2015, 11:26 AM by Theresa Lozac'h
  • BQ on Vacation! Hello to all - Just a little heads up that I will be out of the country visiting family from November 22 to December the 1st. I will respond to all calls and emails when I return. Thanks for your patience!
    Posted Nov 14, 2014, 8:16 PM by Theresa Lozac'h
  • Our Last School Selection Seminar this Fall! Your Family, Your Child, Your School: An Individualized Approach to School SelectionTuesday, October 21st, 20147-8:30 p.m. (Free childcare provided with registration!)St. Paul's Episcopal School116 Montecito AvenueOakland, CARSVP to Vicky Chen at or call at 510-285-9617
    Posted Oct 13, 2014, 11:43 AM by Theresa Lozac'h
  • School Selection Seminar - Again! I am so blessed that our free school selection seminar last weekend was a full house! I had to turn a few people away at the end - which I hate to do - but I am so glad that people find the talk helpful and are spreading the word! Luckily, St. Paul's school in Oakland has given me some time and space to give the talk again! It is an evening talk from 6:30 -8:30 p.m on Tuesday, October 21st. Now, I know that evenings are rough, but there will be snacks! And free child care! We would love to see you there. Just RSVP to Nicole Start - the amazing admissions director of St. Paul's school ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2014, 8:40 AM by Theresa Lozac'h
  • One Wrong Move A blog post about the fear of making a mistake with our children's education. I hope you find it helpful.
    Posted Aug 28, 2014, 2:08 PM by Theresa Lozac'h
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Beyond Quality was founded in 2011 by Theresa Lozac’h, M.A., an experienced educator with over 15 years in the field of education.

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Trained and certified in early childhood education, special education, and K-5 elementary education, Theresa has worked in a variety of educational settings including public schools, private schools, charter schools, and special education settings. (Click here for her full resume or here for her LinkedIn profile). 

After choosing a school for her own child and watching friends and colleagues struggle in their own searches, she became passionate about using her expertise and first-hand knowledge of East Bay schools to support families through a confusing and often heart-wrenching decision-making process.