Chance to Soar
Chance to Soar




“Chances help you see who you are, what you want, and where you want to go."

Andra Barton, Ed.D.


Dr. Barton is Co-founder and Executive Director of Chance to Soar where she commits herself to providing every opportunity for students of all ages to find success.

Dr. Barton believes in the power of strategic planning and research-driven decision making to transform school culture and create opportunities for students to grow academically and emotionally. She also knows there is unlimited potential within all students that can be unlocked and ignited by teaching goal setting practices and creating an engaging learning environment that assists students in achieving those goals.

Dr. Barton has set the vision, aligned curriculum, and led others as a principal in public, faith-based, and International Baccalaureate schools where her high expectations of students and faculty resulted in increased academic growth for students and accolades for the staff from accrediting and certifying educational bodies. In 2008, Dr. Barton’s commitment to educational excellence was recognized when she was named a finalist for National Distinguished Principal of the Year. She has also served in leadership roles for non-profit organizations raising funds, writing curriculum, and creating educational opportunities for low-income families.

Dr. Barton holds a Master of Education from Texas Christian University and a Doctorate of Education Administration from Baylor University.

Aletha Scheck

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Aletha Scheck is a co-founder of Chance to Soar, a non-profit organization committed to unlocking a world of unlimited possibilities for students. Scheck is also a career educator who currently works with Crown of Life Lutheran School teaching elementary math and science.

Scheck knows that the best way to turn a child into a life-long learner is to create an environment where students feel like they are an important part of the world they live in, are inspired to ask big questions, and equipped to go looking for answers.

Scheck has worked with students of all ages in Christian and International Baccalaureate schools. She has served as a leader throughout her career as a director of programs, curriculum writer, teacher mentor, and professional development planner.

Scheck is a certified trainer for Thinking Maps and Write from the Beginning. She commits herself to implementing best-practice, research-driven teaching strategies into her classroom and educational community. With that commitment in mind, Aletha designs and sells highly rated lesson plans and resources online through Teachers Pay Teachers.

Scheck holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Akron.

2019 Board of Directors

Steve Eldridge

Reggie Bowers

Heather Van Hoosier

Tom Brymer

Jane Shimkus

Ben Scheck

Dave Schnell

Dana mcGrath

Andra' Barton Ed.D.

Aletha Scheck