Carleen Perkins has homeschooled her own children since 2000, with her eldest three in college and beyond, and youngest in heaven with Jesus. Her teaching experience includes co-ops, tutoring, and Sunday School, including drama, music, writing, history, speech and Bible. She was involved with NCFCA for ten years, as she coached her own children and others. She was formerly a certified Kindermusik teacher and is now a registered IEW instructor. She served as founder and director of Lightning Learners for nine years; and now shares her time with GCT as well.