Michelle Tanner is mother to 10 year old profoundly gifted child, Elliott Tanner. Throughout her hands-on journey of raising Elliott, she has gained significant knowledge of profoundly gifted children and the trials and tribulations a family goes though while raising a PG child. She has successfully advocated for Elliott’s educational path which includes radical accelerating and a full time college career that started when Elliott was 9. Michelle has been active in the gifted community which includes serving four years on the the board of the Minnesota Council of Gifted and Talented homeschool chapter as Recorder, Vice President and ultimately President. She has also made appearances and taken part on discussion panels at various educational conferences representing the profoundly gifted population and runs multiple groups and pages for gifted parenting on social media platforms. Michelle has become an advocate and resource for PG kids and their parents. She is currently writing a book which shares Elliott’s journey and her experiences, struggles, and extraordinary rewards of raising a profoundly gifted child.
Outside of parenting and advocating, Michelle is a photographer and graphic designer based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She loves to travel and spend quality time with her family which usually involves record stores, donut shops, and board games.
Michelle is available for one-on-one consultations and speaking engagements focusing on parenting profoundly gifted children and educational options such as homeschooling, radical accelerations, and early college.