Mompreneur Angela Refsland believes that all children have a desire to learn, grow and excel. Refsland has over ten years experience in teaching and coaching children. Her focus in the classroom is instilling intrinsic motivation while challenging kids to think bigger.
Refsland was a star student growing up but realized her junior year of high school that the "work hard, get good grades, go to college, get a great job" mantra was not a sure-fire method for success.
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia brought on by Over-Achiever-itis she was forced to slow down and rethink her future. For the benefit of her physical health she chose to drop out of high school and attend college early. Not wanting to rack up any more student loans without a career in mind Angela headed for the real world.
Without a high school or college diploma Angela's job options were limited, so she started freelancing as a web designer. Ten years later her company, Waking Girl Web Design, has built and maintains hundreds of websites.
Refsland contracts work to recent San Antonio graduates as well as high school students around the world. She observes a startling disconnect between what students are learning in school and what they actually need to know to survive in the real world and business world.
It is Refsland's goal to instill lifelong survival skills of creativity and confidence that every student deserves.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – W.B. Yeats