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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.

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

  • Finding a Middle School - K-5 Schools Unite! Please join us for our Middle School Information Night on Thursday 10/1 from 6-7:30 pmfor Mills College Children's School & Aurora SchoolThis year, Mills and Aurora are partnering together to put on our annual Middle School Information Night. Though this event benefits graduating 5th grade families, the admissions timeline seems to be getting earlier each year and this event has become essential to 4th grade families as they begin the process of thinking about life after MCCS. We also highly encourage 3rd grade families to attend, and anyone else who wants to learn more about middle schools. Theresa Lozac'h of Beyond Quality Educational Consultants ( will give a talk about how to ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2015, 7:48 PM by Theresa Lozac'h
  • Fall Hours Around the Corner! I am enjoying my summer but looking forward to getting back to work full time when school starts up again. Just a heads up that I start back full time on August 27th - ready to dive into supporting your family. :) Have a great rest of your summer!
    Posted Jul 25, 2015, 5:07 PM by Theresa Lozac'h
  • BQ Featured in Parents Press! Here it is!
    Posted Jul 13, 2015, 3:16 PM by Theresa Lozac'h
  • Not in Oakland? I receive calls and questions from people all over the Bay Area - but to be honest, it is often better to find a person who lives and works in the specific area you do - so you can get support from an educational consultant who has deep local knowledge, connections, and experiences. Here are some professionals in different parts of our amazingly beautiful - and tremendously large - area for you to connect with if needed. McClure, Mallory, Ross, and Baron - San Francisco Educational Consultants supporting students Kindergarten through CollegeGina Miller Consulting - Specializing in advocacy and placement of children with unique educational needs - including the tricky transition after high school The Bodin Group - Layfayette Educational and Therapeutic ConsultantsDeborah Bloom - San Ramon ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2015, 9:59 AM by Theresa Lozac'h
  • Summer Hours - Mondays and Tuesdays only Hello to all - Just a little note to let you know I don't work full-time hours in the summer so I can give some attention to my other role of being a mom. :) I will be working on Mondays and Tuesdays only from June - August. However, if you want to get a hold of me during other days, email is always best - and I can normally return it promptly. Thanks for understanding!
    Posted Jun 6, 2015, 4:11 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 served families and children 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.