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About Us

The Parents Education League of Los Angeles (PEL) believes families have choices when educating their children. As a non-profit organization, we provide opportunities for families and children to discover the most fitting schools and learning environments.
PEL offers the most objective, current, and comprehensive information regarding schools and education, via its website, workshops, advisory services, fairs and publications. PEL is the best overall one-stop resource for unbiased and accurate information about schools and educational enrichment because it operates in connection with and consultation from schools and the parent community at large. We serve families with children of all ages, from toddlers to the college-bound!

Once you have found the best fit in a school for your family, you can continue to count on PEL to bring you topical news, workshops, speakers and events!

As a non-profit organization, PEL is dedicated to bring you the most relevant programming at the least expense. In fact, the Website is full of free resources, news and links.  While some of the programming can be accessed individually, your support as a PEL Member provides you with the widest array of free benefits.

Executive Director

Kim Haselhoff

“Identifying and applying to a school should not result in your being overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious or disconnected. PEL can help you get organized and informed via its workshops, fairs and advisory sessions so that you can focus on your children’s educational opportunities.”

Kim has a passion for education research and policy, and understanding how kids learn best. She has a B.A. in history from UCLA,  and a PhD. in Political Science from UC Irvine.  Kim has taught at the college level at UCI, and also worked as a researcher at the UCLA School of Public Affairs.

Kim has two boys in public school in Los Angeles and her experience in choosing schools led her to develop talks for parents designed to guide them in the school search. Her focus was on explaining the latest research on learning, the skills students need for the 21st century, and outlining the landscape of public school choices in Los Angeles.
Kim has also been a long-time volunteer for her children’s schools, doing everything from driving on field trips to grant writing, outreach, fundraising and serving on the parent board. In her free time she enjoys yoga, hiking with her dog Kayla and attending her children’s many sports games!
You can reach Kim at