"Never cease trying to be the best you can be."
Why Choose Us
As teacher efficacy has one of the highest effect sizes, we want to empower teachers and leaders with our proven, focused approach that gets results of 10% more students reading on grade level.
Set a growth goal
Learn evidence-based strategies
Apply the strategies
Receive targeted and actionable feedback
Reflect on progress
Many “red herrings” distract us, soak up our time and energy, and provide lackluster results. We need to implement what matters, and “de-implement” what doesn’t. Let’s do better, and let’s start today!
“Focus is a matter of deciding what things you're not going to do.”
Meet the Founder, Ashley Eichorn
I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Connecticut in Elementary Education, my Reading Specialist certificate from Central Connecticut State University, and my sixth-year certificate in Educational Leadership from the University of Connecticut. I recently earned my Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher certification from the International Dyslexia Association.
I have worked in education for 17 years in a variety of roles. I taught multiple elementary grade levels, worked as a reading specialist, supported teachers as an instructional coach, supported buildings as a middle and high school administrator, and most recently, worked at the district level. I began my career with a passion for working with students, but as time passed, my passion now lies in working with teachers and leaders around focus and instruction.
A Story About Carpool
When I started teaching, I was fortunate to be surrounded by a large team of teachers who supported each other. Even better, I was lucky enough to live near a handful of them. Four other colleagues and I would meet in the mornings in the parking lot of a furniture store, hop in one car and make the half-hour drive to school. Most mornings were quiet, as you can imagine (thank goodness one girl always brought coffee!), but the afternoons were filled with discourse about strategies we had tried, new resources we were using or problem-solving for a student that was challenging us. “Carpool” was a safe space for taking risks, vulnerability, and learning.
I credit who I am today as an educator to this discourse within the four doors of a Nissan Altima. I tell this story as a reminder that learning is most effective when one feels safe and respected (and yes, that is backed by research!). The cornerstone of our work is focus, coupled with a commitment to creating conditions with our clients where they can learn and thrive…no matter the location.