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Hello! I'm ANDI


Drawing from my own transformative journey as an educator, I specialize in guiding teachers, administrators, and families towards innovative strategies and passion-driven approaches to engage and empower gifted learners, offering invaluable insights gained over 20 years of dedicated experience.

Welcome! I'm so excited to connect with you. My name is Andi, and I'm more than just an educator‚ÄĒI'm a passionate advocate for transformative learning experiences.¬† With a blend of humor, relatability, and genuine enthusiasm, I believe in creating educational environments where every learner can flourish.

With over 22 years of experience in the field, I've honed my skills in guiding educators, administrators, and families towards innovative strategies that bring these beliefs to life. My journey has been marked by a dedication to finding what works, what doesn't, and why‚ÄĒoffering insights that stem from¬†authentic¬†experiences and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by learners of all kinds.

But perhaps what sets me apart most is my approachability and humor. I firmly believe that learning should be enjoyable, even when it's challenging. By infusing my work with warmth and relatability, I strive to create an environment where educators and families feel not only supported but inspired to embark on their own journeys of educational transformation.

So, if you're ready to explore new possibilities, challenge the status quo, and discover the joy of learning in unexpected places, you've come to the right place.  Let's embark on this journey together, where laughter, passion, and purpose pave the way to a brighter educational future for all.

I believe that every learn deserves the opportunity to: 

  • Experience new learning every single day
  • Learn from productive struggle
  • Share their work beyond the walls of the classroom
  • Learn by doing¬†
  • Pursue their passion and purpose during the school day

You're probably asking yourself...

What qualifies you to provide expertise in this field, and why should I trust your guidance?


My journey as an educator has been driven by a deep-seated passion for transforming education into a dynamic, meaningful experience for all learners. Throughout my career, I have immersed myself in the pursuit of innovative strategies and approaches that engage learners and provide a return on investment for today's educators. 

What sets me apart is not only my expertise but also my unwavering commitment to my core beliefs. Above all, I believe that every learner deserves the opportunity to pursue their passions and purpose during the school day. My approach is not just theoretical; it's grounded in real experience and a track record of success in helping educators, administrators, and families achieve transformative results.

You can trust me because I understand the complexities of the educational landscape and the diverse needs of today's learners.  I am here to partner with you, offering personalized support, practical strategies, and unwavering encouragement every step of the way.

Ultimately, I do what I do because I believe in the power of education to change lives. By putting your trust in me, you're not just investing in my expertise; you're investing in a brighter, more fulfilling learning experience for yourself and your learners.

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Virtual Book Studies

My virtual book studies are designed to provide a deeper dive into the books that I've written, including Genius Hour, A Meaningful Mess, and Designing for Depth. Through reflective questions and exclusive video content, educators are given the opportunity to go beyond simply reading the book as they experience the content.  As a participant, you'll also gain access to an online community where you can exchange insights, share experiences, and collaborate with fellow educators.

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Coaching Sessions

I specialize in providing  coaching sessions tailored to meet the unique needs of educators and families navigating the complexities of supporting gifted learners. Whether you're seeking guidance on implementing initiatives like Genius Hour or fostering an enriching environment for gifted learners, my coaching sessions offer personalized strategies, practical insights, and ongoing support to help you achieve your goals. 

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A Meaningful Mess Community

Join the Meaningful Mess Community, an online hub designed to foster collaboration, inspiration, and growth. Engage in meetups where like-minded individuals come together to exchange ideas and share experiences. Access thought-provoking challenges designed to provide new perspective. Plus, gain exclusive access to curated content, including articles and resources, handpicked to deepen your understanding and enhance your practice.

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Passion-Project Coaching

I provide personalized passion-project coaching tailored for a diverse range of individuals, including gifted learners seeking to explore their interests, adults embarking on their second act, and anyone eager to venture into new endeavors. Whether you're navigating the complexities of giftedness, transitioning to a new phase in life, or simply looking to explore your passions, my coaching services offer guidance, support, and encouragement to help you unleash your full potential and pursue your purpose in a meaningful way.

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"If what we are doing in the classroom isn't meaningful for  our learners, it's a waste of our time and theirs".

A Meaningful Mess(age)

My personal purpose is to glorify God by helping others identify and utilize their unique gifts and talents to do purposeful work that will have a positive impact. To learn more about my faith-based work and faith-based passion projects, please follow the link below.

A Meaningful Mess(age)

Fun Facts


I love Dr. Pepper!


I am married to my junior high sweetheart.


Chips and queso are my FAVORITE!


I have 3 kids and two dogs. 


I am HUGE baseball fan!

I'd love to learn more about you, so let's get social! 

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