Meet Our New Co-Directors of Education


Tim Fredrick (left) and Janelle Greco (right) recently joined Youth Communication to support teachers and other professionals who work with teens in schools and youth programs. They develop the interactive professional development and lessons centered around our teen-written stories to help educators strengthen the SEL and literacy skills of youth.

Tim has a BA in English and Creative Writing and an MA and PhD in English Education. In the past two decades, he’s taught reading and writing to students from age five to 65, and has worked with pre-service and in-service teachers at New York University, CUNY, New York City Teaching Fellows, and Teach for America. What’s the thing Tim’s most looking forward to about this new position? Validating student voices and helping educators share them in their schools. 

As for Janelle, she has a BA in English and Secondary Education and an MA in English. Over the past decade, she’s worked with marginalized students pursuing their high school equivalency diplomas as well as homeless and formerly incarcerated youth and adults in occupational training programs. Her favorite part about her new role is meeting educators at one of our many workshops and getting to share best practices for using our student stories.

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