As a product manager at Educational Insights, Janene Russell develops new toy and game concepts with a specialization in early childhood development and key milestones. A former elementary school teacher, Janene brings a unique approach to product development that melds creativity, play, and learning. Janene identifies current toy market needs and top trends then uses these to develop creative products that kids adore. She contributes to brand, marketing, and product line strategies and always looks for new ways to implement hands-on learning through brainstorming workshops. Now that she is a mom, much of her learning and inspiration comes from playing with her toddler. Prior to her work with Educational Insights, Janene taught first and third grade at the Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts. She resides in Los Angeles with her family.