Educational and Professional Background
C. Shelton holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration
(magna cum laude) from National University, and a Master of Education in
Special Education (summa cum laude) and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology,
both from the University of San Diego. She is currently working toward
her Juris Doctorate. Ms. Shelton’s M.S. thesis was written on Relational Aggression in Middle School Females: Middle School Principals’ Attitudes and Responses Toward Female Bullying. She wrote her M.Ed thesis on Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and its Comorbidity with other Disorders,
a topic which continues to be hotly debated. Ms. Shelton is a member of
several related professional organizations, allowing her to maximize
professional growth opportunities.
Ms. Shelton has served in the field of education for over 15 years. After teaching in an equine therapy program, She earned her teaching credentials and began teaching within the public school system in California. She served as a Resource Specialist and athletic coach for grades kindergarten through 12. Ms. Shelton has also been an administrator within the nonpublic school system, and a program developer for the private school system. She also served as an adjunct faculty member within the department of Special Education at National University, teaching courses on mainstreaming, psychological foundations of education, exceptionalities, teaching of students with mild/moderate learning disabilities, reading/language arts methods, behavior management, assessment, educational research, and action research in the field of special education.
Throughout these roles, Ms. Shelton felt unable to truly make a positive impact in the lives of her students and their families, despite her strong efforts and desire to do so. She was frustrated by an educational system mired in bureaucracy that prevented her from truly helping her students. Wanting to make a difference, Ms. Shelton took the leap, and launched her educational consulting practice. Through her role as a consultant, she is able to provide meaningful support and direction to struggling families, empowering them to find appropriate programs and services to meet their needs. Through this process, families are able to obtain help for their struggling loved one, putting them on the path of putting their family back together.
Resource Specialist Certificate of Competence
Professional Clear Learning Handicap
Professional Clear Multiple Subject (NCLB Compliant)
Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development
Behavior Intervention Case Manager