Celi Trépanier

Celi Trepanier of CrushingTallPoppies.com is the author of the book, "Educating Your Gifted Child"

Celi Trépanier is the author of the book, "Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Former Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling" published by GHF Press. Celi earned her B.S. from Loyola University in New Orleans and her M.Ed. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, then taught in Louisiana, Ontario, and Alabama, in public schools, private schools, and homeschool co-ops. She is also a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator. Celi turned to homeschooling and became a determined advocate for gifted children after tiring of her own battles with traditional schools to provide an appropriate education for her own three gifted sons. You can find her passionate yet pointed posts about education, gifted education, gifted advocacy and homeschooling at www.crushingtallpoppies.com.


  • My 4 Biggest Homeschooling Pitfalls — And What I Learned

    When parents first undertake homeschooling their child, they’re generally full of excitement and grand ambitions. But this enthusiasm can sometimes cloud your judgment. Learn how to avoid four common pitfalls to have the positive experience you set out to.

  • Finding Great Summer Activities for Your Gifted Child

    If you’re the parent of a gifted child, you know that finding engaging learning opportunities is often a challenge. Fortunately, summer programs offer flexibility that can greatly benefit gifted kids. Learn from Noodle Expert Celi Trépanier where to look for these offerings and how to find one that will be a great fit for your child.

  • 5 Tips to Get Started Homeschooling

    Thinking about homeschooling your child, but don’t know where to begin? Read these five tips from Noodle Expert Celi Trépanier to learn how to get started on this enriching educational experience.

  • Reasons to Homeschool Your Gifted Child [Opinion]

    If you’re the parent of a gifted child, you know the challenges of ensuring she has educational experiences in which she can thrive. Hear from a Noodle expert about why homeschooling may be the best choice for these learners.

  • Advocating for Your Gifted Child Within the Public School System

    Making sure your child is receiving the accommodations she needs in order to be sufficiently challenged is key to her academic growth.