Carole Pearlman M.Ed., M.A., has a master's degree in Educational Therapy and in Developmental Psychology from National-Louis University. She has over 20 years experience in the field of education working in hospital, school and private settings. In addition to being a certified teacher, she is a professional artist with a B.F.A. in painting. Her mixed media paintings have been represented in galleries in Illinois and Wisconsin. Pearlman founded The Joy of Creativity® art enrichment program in 200l, supporting creative exploration in the arts for both children and adults. Her programs are widely recognized for their innovative, informative and engaging curriculum. Through her research and teaching Pearlman believes that facilitating and supporting creativity in children provides a foundation for their future success.