Who We Are

Judy Wahl, Owner & Program Director

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Judy is the Owner of Sprout Gifted Services. She is the Program Director of the After School and Summer classes.  She works with varying schools and families to advocate for the best possible educational pathways for children with a focus on gifted students.

As an educational consultant, she works with Roycemore School as their gifted coordinator.  She workshops with other schools in the Chicagoland area, providing Professional Development and Curriculum support. She presented on Gifted Education in the Early Childhood classroom at the IAGC conference.  She sits on the board for The Midwest Academy for Gifted Education.  She is a member of the IAGC and the CGCC.

In her 15 plus years as an educator, she taught in Early Childhood and Elementary classrooms, and was also an Academic Director at an EC academy.  In these positions, she had opportunities to interface with parents, provided curriculum support in the schools, and help develop enrichment programs for EC and elementary students.  She believes in hands on learning, design thinking, process over product, collaboration and individual work, developing social skills, and understanding each child’s emotional well-being.

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 graduated from 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!

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Judy is a SENG facilitator.  SENG is an amazing way to further understand your gifted child and meet other families that experience the same dynamics.  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, acceleration, andcropped-sprouticon1.pngenrichment.  She is trained in the SQ Write program by Michael Gladstein and has ample experience working with the Wilson Reading System® and Fundations®.

Please contact Judy directly for tutoring needs: judy@sproutgifted.org


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DSC00455Korinne 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 became 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!


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Fannie, a graduate from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy with an emphasis on studying Human Development has taken leave from Sprout but we hope to never say good-bye!  She will be working in Spain for the 2018-2019 school year as she is a natural elementary school teacher.

Fannie is passionate about personalizing education as much as possible in order to help students learn best. Her time with Sprout has been truly remarkable because she felt that Sprout empowered kids to take an initiative of their own curiosity.  She was a true leader at Sprout and we wish her well on her adventures.  When she is ready we hope she will start her own chapter of Sprout wherever she may land!


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We are always looking for more people to work with us!  Please email Judy@sproutgifted.org if you are currently looking for part-time work or would like to start your own Sprout Program in your area.