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Kentucky - The home of bluegrass, the Kentucky Derby, and a nationally recognized educational system that holds high standards for all students. Abell and Atherton Educational Consulting, Inc. is excited about the possibility of helping you and your school district to reach the goals you have set for your most important clients - your students. We are proud to offer opportunities for all your staff, opportunities which are

  • Designed for the unique needs of your district or school

  • Data driven

  • Research based

  • Firmly entrenched in national and state standards


Our goal is to aid in the development of your district's portrait of a learner.


Our workshops are focused on six elements essential to building successful students.


  • School, District, and Regional levels of professional development for teachers, teacher-leaders, and administrators

  • Analysis training for school PLCs

  • Support in developing school- and district-wide writing and communication plans for students

Instruction-Building Effective Communicators

  • Communication lessons for all grade levels and content areas based on national standards and the Kentucky Portrait of a Learner.

  • Focus on assessment writing and real world writing

  • Scoring and analysis of student work to inform future instruction


  • Development of school-wide systems with common tools, common language, and common vision for building communicators: readers, writers, listeners, leaders and thinkers

  • Support for all elements of any review of a program - both content and process

  • Development of a positive school culture


I really loved the strategies.  I'm excited to try them with my students.  The paragraph structure strategies are great! Thanks! 


Elesha Allen, West Perry Elementary School, Perry County



These ladies have been in the trenches and know what's up. Their knowledge and enthusiasm is encouraging and contagious. 


Sarah McPeek, Crawford Middle School Fayette County



I love actionable trainings.  I am going back to my school with strategies that are going to help my kids succeed.

Maggie McConnaha, East Shelby Middle School, Shelby County


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