Karri Bowen-Poole As the Founder and CEO of Smart Playrooms, Karri Bowen-Poole has spent the last 10 years revolutionizing the way children learn and play with her innovative and educational playroom design services. Her intentional and ground-breaking approach has landed her in the homes of A-list celebrities and families who are looking to change the way their kids learn and play at home. Before starting Smart Playrooms, Karri had been teaching and working with children for over a decade. After receiving a Master's degree in education, she worked as a teacher at private schools throughout the tri-state area. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.