Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. All tours will include a minimum of two staff chaperones and will have a minimum of a 10:1 staff to student ratio.  2023/2024 California Tour leaders include: 

Janet Willford,  - College Tour Leader

Janet Willford is an experienced high-school teacher.  She has taught both leadership and speech and debate at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, CA for over twenty years.  As the winner of the Eukel Teacher Trust award in 2004 one student said of Ms. Willford: “I have never known a teacher who cares so much about her students, their lives, and their school. She is truly the best asset San Ramon Valley High School has”.  As noted by one parent, “Every mother dreams of a mentor to help their daughter blossom into a young woman. I could not have chosen a better woman for the job. Janet Willford is excellence on two feet”.  Janet has been a college tour leader with Education Unlimited since 2010.

In addition to her teaching role at San Ramon Valley High School, Janet has served as the school’s activities director since 1997.  In 2016, Janet oversaw the creation of the S.T.E.M Club on the school’s campus.  Created by the students themselves, Janet helped coordinate this effort by high school students interested in inspiring elementary age children to pursue science-based learning.  Janet has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from The University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jennifer West, MA - College Tour Leader

Jennifer West is an experienced high school teacher and coach. With over 30 years of experience working with students in various educational spaces, she has honed her skills in creating a positive and supportive environment that fosters inclusive and interactive college and career readiness. Mrs. West experience includes 15 years as an academy English teacher, color guard director and Cheer coach. In addition, she coaches a nationally ranked independent color guard. In addition, Jennifer is her schools Activities (ASB) Director. In this role, Mrs. West has been committed to creating a campus culture that is inclusive, supportive, and focused on college and career readiness. She understands that travel can be an essential part of personal growth and has planned and overseen multiple trips to national championships for her groups. Jennifer is also an experienced world traveler who firmly believes that experiencing life outside of your neighborhood makes for a more well-rounded individual. In recent years, her personal travels have taken her on many adventures including trips to South Africa, Poland, Jennifer holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Point Loma University. She is passionate about helping students find their passions and the right environment in which to foster them, and her dedication to creating a positive and supportive educational space is second to none.