Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki is a leading American educator, journalist and mother. Leader in Blending Learning and the integration of technology into education, she is the founder of the Media Arts program at Palo Alto High School, where she built a journalism program from a small group of 20 students in 1984 to one of the largest in the nation including 600 students, five additional journalism teachers, and nine award-winning journalism publications. Wojcicki serves as Vice Chair of Creative Commons and has previously worked as a professional journalist for multiple publications and blogs regularly for The Huffington Post.

Esther has been intimately involved with Google and GoogleEdu since its inception, where she was one of the leaders in setting up the Google Teacher Academy and remains a guiding force. With two Honorary Doctorate Degrees – Palo Alto University (2013) and Rhode Island School of Design (2016). She was California Teacher of the Year in 2002 by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; a recipient of the Gold Key by Columbia Scholastic Press Association in recognition of her outstanding devotion to the cause of the school press; a board member of Alliance for Excellent Education in Washington, DC, and on the Board of Newseum in DC; and a has been consultant for the U.S Department of Education, Hewlett Foundation, Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching, Google, Silicon Valley Education Foundation and Time Magazine Education.



  • How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results



The Godmother of Silicon Valley, a legendary teacher, and one of the parents profiled in a Time cover story about “super families” shares her tried-and- tested methods for raising happy, healthy, and successful children. Wojcicki’s innate understanding of child development and investigative journalist’s instincts to question authority led her to become one of the world’s most celebrated teachers and also a proud mother of three highly accomplished daughters—Susan is the CEO of YouTube; Anne is the Co-Founder and CEO of 23andMe; and Janet is a leading researcher and professor at UCSF School of Medicine. In this paradigm-shifting manifesto on parenting in the 21 st century and raising children who are able to thrive in the digital economy, Wojcicki presents her unique, scientifically validated approach, giving parents the clear-eyed, visionary guidance they’ve been waiting for.

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