Shelton Consulting

About Us

Educational and Professional Background

Nicole 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. 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 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. She is currently a course developer and lead instructor for CEU special education courses at Dominican University.

Through her role as a consultant, Ms. Shelton 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.

Shelton Consulting

Post Office Box 130895
Carlsbad, CA 92013

(760) 814-2949
Shelton Consulting is a multifaceted private Advocacy Consulting firm focusing on special education advocacy and individualized placement services for children, adolescents, and adults with diverse educational and emotional needs.

Our philosophy and mission is based on a simple set of principles: Individualization, Collaboration and Vision.

No two students or cases are alike. We are passionately committed to creating personalized action plans based on the individual needs of each of our clients. Every client arrives with a unique set of needs based on their background and experiences. We value those characteristics and integrate them into our services.
We want to collaborate with you, the family, and other professionals working with your child. We see it as vital to our practice. The field of education is filled with a wealth of talented service providers who enrich our ability serve you; a team approach is crucial to creating an effective, meaningful action plan.
Navigating programs and facilities may seem daunting, but our first priority is to make the process less complex. Shelton Consulting stays abreast of current research and trends. We assess all of your options and solutions. Our overall goal is to facilitate appropriate placement for all children, adolescents and adults, allowing the family unit to become whole again.

We offer nationwide specialized services in the following areas
  • Special education advocacy and coaching for parents of students with special needs
  • Educational placement services for parents of students in the k-12 system.
  • Location of step down or residential treatment center facilities for children, adolescents and adults.
  • Consultation with private/boarding schools, therapeutic boarding schools and treatment facilities in locating the appropriate placement for their clients
  • Academic assessment and evaluation, records review and collaboration with related professionals.
  • Consultation for attorneys 
Credentials/Certifications: Tier 1 Educational Administration

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

Professional Memberships

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA); Professional Member, Schools and Learning Disabilities Designations
National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP); Member, Governmental Relations Committee

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