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Joan Franklin Smutny, M.A.
Joan Franklin Smutny, M.A., is founder and director of the Center for Gifted and Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity. She directs programs for gifted children, teaches graduate courses, serves as editor of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal, and is a regular contributor to the Gifted Education Press Quarterly. The author of many books for teachers and parents, Joan has been honored with the National Association for Gifted Children’s (NAGC) Distinguished Service Award and was the 2011 recipient of the NAGC E. Paul Torrance Award for contributions in creativity. She lives in Illinois.

Books by this author: 
Teaching Gifted Children in Today’s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Contact Joan
Phone: 1.800.735.7323

Speaker Topics
Joan is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Gifted & Talented

Please contact Free Spirit at 1.800.735.7323 to book a speaking engagement.