Our Team

Hannah Ross

Founder & Educational Therapist, BCET

About Hannah

Hannah, a Pepperdine graduate and former classroom teacher, was inspired to move into the field of educational therapy after noticing many students in her classroom who were not receiving the support they needed to be successful learners. She is now a board certified educational therapist with expertise working with learners with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and other learning differences. Hannah believes that all students can learn and succeed when given the individualized support they need. Her goal is to make learning fun, engaging and accessible for her students. She serves as President of the International Dyslexia Association of Los Angeles where she works to promote effective and inclusive reading instruction for all learners.

Julia Gabbayan

Educational Therapist, ET/A

About Julia

Julia, a native Californian, holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Elementary Education from the University of Colorado. Her teaching career includes experience with Kindergarten through 3rd grade in several private schools throughout Los Angeles. During the pandemic, she discovered her passion for providing personalized support while homeschooling a pod of 3rd graders. This experience inspired her to pursue a Certificate in Educational Therapy from the University of California Riverside, as well as training in the Orton-Gillingham approach. Julia's passion is providing structured reading and writing instruction to her students. She is dedicated to empowering confident learners and places great importance on building strong connections with her students.

Gaby Mendez

Educational Therapist, ET/A

About Gaby

Gaby holds a Bachelor's degree in Child & Adolescent Development and a Master's in Educational Therapy from California State University, Northridge. Her dedication to supporting students with diverse needs is evident through her experience as a behavioral therapist, inclusive preschool teacher, early childhood interventionist, and special needs caregiver. Gaby has adeptly worked with learners facing various challenges, including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, processing disorders, and more. Trained in the Orton-Gillingham reading approach, she excels in tailoring sessions to suit each student's unique learning needs while infusing fun into the learning process. Gaby takes pride in guiding her students to overcome obstacles and thrive academically.

Katie Anema

Reading Specialist & Counselor

About Katie

Katie studied Psychology and Theology before earning her Master’s degree in K-12 Counseling along with a PPS Credential. She has experience working in schools as both a counselor and a teacher. Katie loves building connections with her students by creating an engaging and playful environment that fosters a love of learning. As a talented reading specialist with Orton-Gillingham training, she approaches each session with the belief that every student is unique and capable of thriving with connection and consistency. Katie is passionate about helping students overcome challenges both in and out of the classroom.

Niko Arredondo

Educational Therapist, ET/P

About Niko

Niko earned his Bachelor's degree in History and went on to obtain a Master’s in Special Education with an emphasis in Educational Therapy from California State University, Northridge. He has extensive experience as a behavior interventionist, supporting a diverse range of students with learning disabilities, particularly those with Autism. In his educational therapy sessions, Niko excels at identifying each student's unique needs and creating customized psycho-educational goals. He builds strong rapport with his students by engaging with their individual interests and strengths.

Gal Sharony

Executive Function Coach

About Gal

Gal, originally from Chile and raised in Florida, earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master's degree in Educational Psychology. She has traveled globally, teaching English and Spanish and supporting students with diverse special needs. With extensive experience as an educational specialist in Los Angeles and New York, she is trained in executive function skills programs, the Lindamood-Bell® program, and various other curricula. Gal is passionate about building meaningful connections with families and helping her students find joy in their learning journeys.

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