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Katrina Janz

Director, Wisconsin Gifted Support


Welcome to a safe place for parents of gifted children and gifted adults to find kindred spirits.  My hope is to educate gifted adults and provide connections to parents of gifted children to alleviate feelings of isolation and boredom. 

-Mother of 3 highly to profoundly gifted children

-Wisconsin SENG State Liaison (

-Director of Wisconsin Gifted Support

-SENG Certified Parent Group Facilitator

-National Association for Gifted Children Member

-SENG Conference Attendee 2017 (Chicago), 2018 (San Francisco), 2019 (Dallas)

-American Psychology Association Credit holder in:

  • SWIFT:  Smith/Westbrook Intellectual Frustration Therapy

  • Growing with Nature in Mind:  Gifted Adult Development and Ecotherapy

  • Misdiagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults

  • Existential Depression

  • Understanding and Addressing Common Defenses in Gifted Adults:  Intellectualization, Rationalization, Humor, Altruism, and Sublimation

  • Addressing Over-excitabilities through Attachment Repair

-UW Stevens-Point Foundations of Gifted and Talent Education graduate credits

-Martin Luther College Fostering Student Growth (Growth Mindsets) graduate credits

-Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Psychology

-Former Homeschooler - successfully finished two grades in one year and accelerated the next year

-Former Corporate Analyst

-Website Designer, Owner of Mastermind Web Design

-American Suzuki Journal Published Photo (Volume 47 #3, pg 10)

-Cedar Lake Yacht Club Chief Yearbook Editor

-Cedar Lake Yacht Club Sailing School Committee Member

-Cedar Lake Yacht Club Blue Chip Co-Chair, 2020

-VEX IQ Robotics Coach (2017 - Present, 2 state qualifying robots in the first year and grant winner, 1 state qualifying robot taking 2nd at state the second year)

-Chess Coach (2014 - 2019, highly competitive and successful chess program tournament placing 99% of the time bringing home many trophies)

-PTO President of children's school (2016 - 2019)

-PR Chairwoman for a Woman's Retreat (2005 - 2019)

-Instruments:  violin, flute, and shofar

-Studied French, Latin, Spanish, and Hebrew (not fluent)

In my free time I enjoy reading about creating environments to raise IQ and EQ, gifted individuals, Myers-Briggs, The Holocaust, and creativity.  I also like to sail (MC sailboat owner), play my violin at senior homes, and read.  Viktor Frankl, Kazimierz Dabrowski, and Dr. James T. Webb are among a few of my favorite authors. 

Dr. Jim Delisle
Dr. James T. Webb
Dr. Scott Kaufman
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