Carole Lichty-Smith received her Master of Fine Arts and Masters in Art Education from the University of Cincinnati. Currently, Carole is the Upper School Fine Arts Department Chair at Cincinnati Country Day School and teaches beginning through Advanced Placement photography. Carole was awarded the CCDS Lee S. Pattison Distinguished Teacher Award. Cincinnati Country Day School Photography was awarded grant to create an innovative photography curriculum in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati to impact the future. The project, EXPOSURE: Photography for Social Justice was three year venture. The genesis of the project was giving a voice to “at risk” children internationally, nationally, and locally. In addition, there was a visiting artist series and professional internship program. Carole is co-founder of FOCUS: An American Teenage Vision, a photography project uniting ten schools throughout the United States both public and private. The NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) honored Cincinnati Country Day School with the curriculum innovation award for the FOCUS project. PIEA (Photo Imaging Education Association) is an international organization Carole and CCDS has been actively involved with for the past eight years. Carole was the 2009-10 President of PIEA. Carole has exhibited her work in many solo and group photography shows throughout the United States. Her work has been purchased by corporations nationally and internationally. She has received numerous awards for her photographs. Carole regularly attends classes at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Maine Media College, and Anderson Ranch.