About Us

Parent EdGuru is an education consulting firm helping Dubai parents navigate school choice, locate tutors and special education services for their child.

Lisa Ripperger brings 30 years as a teacher and principal in schools in New York City and Dubai. Holding a Master of Arts in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, Lisa honed her teaching skills as a literacy staff developer at the illustrious Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. For 12 years she was the principal of the well-regarded elementary school, PS 234 in TriBeCa.

Her vast experience in diverse, educational contexts allows her clients to receive precise, honest feedback on how to best support their child.

Lisa Ripperger

need solutions for these questions?

Relocating to Dubai? Need help understanding the school landscape?

Wondering what is most important when choosing a school for your child?

Confused about the curriculum differences between British, American and IB?

Looking for a school able to support your child with special education needs?

Does your child not like school? Need advice on what to do?


Individual consultation sessions

Geared for parents looking to solidify their decision on:

  • Selecting a school
  • Finding tutors and enrichment activities
  • The private school admissions process
  • Intervention advice and special education services
Ongoing consultation

Comprehensive support for parents:

  • Wanting to learn the differences between schools in Dubai
  • Guidance through the entire application process
  • Sourcing appropriate special education supports
  • Interviewing tutors
  • Working with psychologists to translate evaluation recommendations into a school’s action plan
  • Working with current teachers to improve the education life for the child
  • Advocating with schools on behalf of the family


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