Who We Are


Judy Wahl, Owner & Program Director

Judy has been an educator for more than 15 years.  She received her BA in Elementary Education from Loras College.  In addition to owning Sprout Gifted, Judy is an educational consultant.  She currently works with Roycemore School as their gifted coordinator.  She works with other schools in the Chicagoland area as well, providing Professional Development and Curriculum support. Recently, she has presented on Gifted Education in the Early Childhood classroom at the IAGC conference.

Prior to Sprout, she taught in Early Childhood and Elementary classes and was also an Academic cropped-sprouticon1.pngDirector at an EC academy.  In these positions, she had opportunities to interface with parents, provided curriculum support, and help develop enrichment programs for EC and elementary students.  She continues to be passionate about support for families as they navigate the school system.

Judy has always strived to understand the dynamic character of gifted children and has continued to educate herself on gifted education.  She is a proud mother of a gifted son who attends an RGC in Chicago.  Judy is excited about using her teaching experience, combined with her parenting, to work with the Sprout kids and continue to grow the program!


Judy is a SENG facilitator.  If you are interested in a SENG parent group, please contact Judy directly, judy@sproutgifted.org

Judy also offers private tutoring sessions for both academic support and enrichment and is cropped-sprouticon1.pngavailable to schools and home schools for consulting purposes and professional development.

Please contact Judy for more information or if you would like us to put
you in touch with parents of children who currently attend Sprout, cropped-sprouticon1.pngplease email judy@sproutgifted.org


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Fannie is a student at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy who is studying Human Development. She is also an aspiring elementary school teacher who spends her free time seeking out opportunities to be inside of the classroom.

Fannie is passionate about personalizing education as much as possible in order to help students learn best. She is excited to be working with Sprout because it empowers kids to take an initiative of their own curiosity.

Korinne is a student of Loyola University Chicago, studying English and Secondary Education. After observing the different types of gifted children in her own life, she DSC00455became involved with Sprout. She aims to ensure that every student, no matter what they struggle with, can find what they’re passionate about. Outside of Sprout, Korinne enjoys spending time with her family and friends, swimming at the beach,  and reading as many books as she can. She is so thankful to be part of an organization that not only helps children understand themselves, but teaches her something new every class!