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Debra Callahan Smith


Debra Callahan Smith

Clinical Instructor and Head Teacher at the Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School

Tel: 301-696-3415
Office: Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12 - 1 p.m.


  • M.A., Hood College
  • B.A., James Madison University

Course taught

EDUC 324 Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education - Lab and Seminar


Debra Callahan Smith works in the areas of curriculum development and performance assessment of children. She supervises student interns at Hood and in Frederick County Public Schools. Mrs. Smith's professional interests include emergent literacy and inclusion of children with special needs. She received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from James Madison University, and her master's degree from Hood College as a Reading Specialist. She comes to Hood after teaching kindergarten through 3rd grade and reading in Frederick County Public Schools for 35 years.