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Angel Selden lives in Minnesota where she grew up attending public school. She graduated from college with a BS in psychology, lived in Russia and Ukraine for a year, and pursued a successful career as a wedding photographer. After her first child dropped out of preschool, Angel and her husband Neil decided to homeschool their four children, and have been doing so ever since. Her eldest—the preschool dropout—is now attending university.


Angel’s life mission is to nourish the seeds of genius that exist in each individual. She believes that the growth of this genius can be stunted, but it can never be destroyed, and that it is never too late. All of her endeavors support this mission.


She is the creator of GeniusLog, an interactive study guide of her favorite works of genius, and Mentoring Organic Learners, a master class for homeschool educators. Her autobiographical essay 5,000 Stories: One Mother's Quest to Ditch School and Nourish Genius is published in the anthology Why I Love Homeschooling Neurodiverse Children edited by Kathy Oaks and Brynn Steimle and is available here on Amazon


She co-created and co-facilitates a virtual class for youth called The Stories

of Russia with her Russian host sister from 1999, Olya.

She is the founder and organizer of the Mighty Mustard Seed

Annual Education Symposium, bringing brilliant authors, leaders, and speakers in the field of education together in Minneapolis, MN.  

Feel free to email Angel at with your questions

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