Janet Callahan is an editor at Child Trends. She draws on her experience as an educator and communications specialist to review Child Trends’ written materials and offer both substantive feedback and copy edits. Originally interested in teaching, Janet earned an MS in special education and worked as a special education team teacher in primary classrooms. In this role, she supported young students with special needs and provided early interventions for other students struggling to read and write. With this background, Janet worked in educational publishing as a freelance writer and editor with a specialty in language arts and social studies instruction and assessment. She has also tutored students in reading and writing, including as a volunteer tutor in public schools.