Barbara Pearl is passionate about supporting literacy development in young children. She is the Literacy Trainer for the Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) in the East Bay Region, responsible for Volunteer Tutor Training, Parent Education Workshops and Program Development for the Peer Tutor Program (Reading Buddy Program). She has been a JCL Tutor/Lead Tutor at Fair Oaks Elementary School (MDUSD) for over four years, helping her students find their love for reading. Barbara has extensive experience with training and program development in the education, non-profit and corporate sectors. She developed professional education programs for Bay Area businesses while at UC Berkeley Extension as well as designed and facilitated management development programs for the banking industry. Barbara is a graduate of UCLA and SFSU Graduate School of Social Work.