Esther Wojcicki (photo credit Joi Ito)

Esther Wojcicki (photo credit Joi Ito)

Esther Wojcicki is a internationally known journalism teacher and the founder of the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Program, a program that focuses on empowering students through the use of media teaching all the 21st century skills. The program started in1984 with 19 students and has grown to become the largest scholastic media program in the nation today (2018) with 600+ students, six journalism teachers, ten publications, and a new 25,000 sq. ft Media Arts Center. She is also the founder of Moonshots in Education movement (www.moonshots.com) and she is one of the founders of Google Education. She is the mother of Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe, and Janet Wojcicki, Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF Medical School.  She has been awarded three honorary doctorates as well as numerous other awards.