Vanessa is a reluctant homeschooler. She has two children, a 17 year old son and 14 year old daughter. She homeschooled her profoundly gifted son on and off from third grade until 6th grade, trying to find a good educational fit for him. Her son entered high school at 12 and college at 14. Now he is a thriving junior at UCLA. She found her village at the Davidson Institute, which is a 501 (c) foundation that serves the profoundly gifted population. Davidson offers specialized support to this gifted population with very different learning needs. It opened its first public school in 2006 in Reno, Nevada.
Vanessa is a pianist and teaches piano at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles California. Dr. Fadial has a vital interest in performing music by living composers and is a member of the Yarbo/Fadial Duo, with violinist, Anyango Yarbo-Davenport.
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