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Educational Consultation & Training

Find The learning techniques and support that help your staff & student(s) succeed across learning environments. 


At Focus Consulting & Training, we understand that creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment is crucial for student success. That's why we're here to offer comprehensive behavior assessments, tailored coaching for both academic and behavioral support, and impactful professional development to empower educators and enhance classroom dynamics.


Our team of experienced consultants is dedicated to collaborating with schools to address behavioral challenges and academic supports effectively. Through evidence-based strategies and personalized support, we aim to foster positive behavior management practices that promote a conducive learning atmosphere for all students.


Whether you're seeking assistance in managing individual student behaviors, refining classroom management techniques, or developing school-wide behavior intervention plans, our consultative services are designed to meet your unique needs.



Elise Brown, Owner & Board Certified Behavior Analyst 

I have a passion for education and learning. I believe that we are always learning from those around us and the environments we interact with. I believe that building the best teams and supports can help any learner succeed.

Katie Merling 
Chief Operating Officer & 
Marketing/Social Media Manager

Katie is our Chief Operating Officer that brings over 10 years of experience in helping small businesses thrive and grow with her expertise in marketing, social media and business development. 

Katie holds Masters Degrees in Adult Education and Training, Curriculum & Instruction as well as Guidance Counseling. 

With her knowledge in both education and business development, she continues to support the growth of Focus Consulting & Training both behind the scenes and through direct service. 

Sarah Petrin, M.A, LBS 1, Edu. Instructional Tech

Sarah Petrin, M.A, LBS 1, Edu. Instructional Tech

Sarah Petrin is  a Curriculum Specialist with 15 years of experience in the public education system. She is passionate about providing differentiated, ongoing support for teachers & students to grow capacity using a universal design for learning framework & a student centered mindset.


Sarah Petrin, M.A, LBS 1, Edu. Instructional Tech

Courtney Vilimek, LCPC

Courtney is a dual-certified professional — a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC). With a wealth of experience spanning from Pre-K through adulthood in diverse settings, she combines the principles of behavior with a keen understanding of mental health dynamics. 

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Natalie Roti, MS, BCBA
Behavior Consultant

Natalie is Board Certified Behavior Analyst with experience supporting clients in a variety of settings. She is extremely passionate about fostering an inclusive and supportive environment where every child has the tools to thrive. With a deep understanding of behavior analytic principles, she is committed to implementing evidence-based strategies tailored to each student's needs. 



 School Based Behavior Consultation & Assessment

Classroom Coaching 

Instructional Coaching and Curriculum Support

Professional Development For Educators

Inclusion Support

Program Development

Consultation & Support

Whether you are a looking for behavior support for a single student or classroom coaching as a whole, we have your district's needs covered.


Get behavior support with our school based BCBAs and/or instructional coaching and curriculum development from our Curriculum Specialist. 

Let us help you transform your learning environments

Assessment & Intervention

School based

Functional Behavioral Assessments


for Individualized Education Plans (IEPS) and

Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE)

Or basic Behavior Intervention Plan


Support and Coaching

Training Opportunities

Professional Development created to meet YOUR

District's needs! 

Choose a training in our catalog or design one with us. 

We love to train all district staff, from general education teachers, SPED Teachers, paraeducators and special services staff to security teams!

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