Non-Cognitive Skills: “Looking Beyond Grades and Testing”

September 29th, 2016 (4 Comments)

I’ve been asked if investing time, energy and resources into a search for a Preschool is necessary, when High School is usually considered “the high stakes experience” for future choices in life. I invite you to consider this. The basics:

On Donald Trump, Community and Transitioning with Developmental Disabilities into the Workforce

August 21st, 2016 (No Comments)

Thank you, Guest Blogger and Parent, Sara Prince, for sharing your family’s story of the challenges faced by those with disabilities when transitioning from school-age to work in any given community. And, that we all have choices on how to be involved in providing support.

Join Elie Gaines in Bend, Oregon for “How to Choose a School”

January 19th, 2016 (2 Comments)

All Schools Consulting is expanding into Oregon and we’re making our debut in Bend, Oregon this month! Join us for a FREE event to learn “How to Choose a School” for students entering Preschool- Grade 12. Bring a friend – Arrive early, chat and snack – Listen and share your thoughts on School Search Services […]

How is your child gifted? What is gifted education in K-12 schools?

March 7th, 2015 (No Comments)

By Elie Gaines Preface: Recent calls or conversations, in the last few weeks especially, have intrigued me to write a blog addressing questions posed. I write here from my perspective, and from both my experience as a gifted cluster teacher and now as a consultant, or school advisor, having visited hundreds of Arizona schools in […]

Back to School

July 24th, 2014 (No Comments)

Just a sneak peek at the August 2014 issue of North Scottsdale Lifestyle Magazine pages where ASC was recognized! I couldn’t wait to share. The online issue will be available August 1st, I believe. Be sure to check it out as there are great back to school tips for families. See

How to Find a School in a City or Community in Arizona

May 17th, 2014 (No Comments)

If you are searching to learn how to find the right school in a city, town or community in Arizona then there are a few things to think about for finding the best school fit:

All Schools Consulting Provides Relocation Assistance to Arizona

May 12th, 2014 (2 Comments)

When a life transition initiates a family move to a new city or community in Arizona, you can rely on All Schools Consulting to develop a tailored relocation assistance program to seamlessly coordinate the school search for children in preschool through high school. We personalize the school search to create a match with students, families […]

ASC Anniversary and Free Informational Event

April 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

Join Us Wed., April 9th, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00pm 4:00 – 5:00pm Celebrate our Anniversary! Drop in, make new friends, eat cake! 5:00 – 6:00pm Presenting, “Where will your child thrive?: How to Choose a School” Ira Levine Jewish Community Campus, Room 104 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Babysitting available, $10/2 hours […]

All Schools Consulting Interviewed for School Choice Week

February 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

Very excited and grateful to have been contacted for an interview with the education news agency serving the Arizona School Boards Association for School Choice Week, January 26 to February 1, 2014. See the article, “School Choice Week Highlights Arizonans Options”, at the link below for

Choosing a School is Like Walking a Tightrope – Finding Balance is Everything!

December 31st, 2013 (No Comments)

(This blog post is a reprint article written for the January 2014 First Things First newsletter. See for additional information on early childhood education.) You may ask, “How is it possible to find the best school “fit”? Is it possible to find the right balance for my child and family? ” The simple answer: […]

Guest Blog by Breon Michel: Everyday Mindfulness for Families

April 10th, 2013 (1 Comment)

Guest Blog by Breon Michel: Have you ever caught yourself not paying attention in the middle of a conversation with a loved one? You were physically there, but your mind was somewhere else – already thinking about what’s for dinner or what time your son needs picked up from soccer practice. The mind’s ability to […]

School Safety

January 19th, 2013 (No Comments)

In response to the recent school shootings, school safety comes into question, as it should. Certainly, with such tragedy but as it should be on a regular basis, schools have revisited crisis plans and steps taken daily to best ensure campus safety for their students and staff. To provide schools with realistic assistance for students […]

Award-winning Educator Launches All Schools Consulting

December 20th, 2012 (No Comments)

Education-focused consulting firm will assist parents and children in finding the school with just the “right fit”. Choosing the appropriate school for a son or daughter is one of the most important decisions a parent will make. That’s why Scottsdale resident and experienced educator Elie Gaines recently launched All Schools Consulting (ASC).

How to Find the Right School: Part 1

December 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

December is the time of year when families may think seriously about school options – perhaps for a transition in January or for a change in the fall. Many private and public charter schools have busied themselves through the November open house and late-Fall application season.


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