Learning and Teaching Division
Senior Vice President and Division Director
brings decades of experience in executive management and translation of research into educational programs and products to her
leadership of EDC's Learning and Teaching Division (LTD).
As an EDC Senior Vice President, she works with fellow management council members and LTD senior management to advance EDC's mission and build upon its history of innovating to improve the quality and equity of education.
For two years, she has served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Knowledge Alliance.
Brady oversees a portfolio of initiatives in early childhood education, K-12 education and leadership, out-of-school time learning, college and career preparation, professional development, technical support, instructional design and instructional technology, and research and evaluation.
As an advisor to a wide range of initiatives that focus on enhancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education-such as the Oceans of Data Institute and the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN)-she is guiding staff who are continuing EDC's long tradition as a STEM education pioneer.
She also serves as an advisor to EDC's Regional Educational Laboratory-Northeast & Islands, and has presented her own research at the annual conferences of the American Educational Research Association, the International Conference of Civics Education Research, and Society for Research on Child Development.
led teams of EDC's
early childhood education experts in carrying out R&D (including seminal work focused on early science learning and teaching), policy analysis, and training/technical assistance initiatives funded by a diverse array of federal agencies.
She led the design of Excellence in Teaching-a rigorous, research-based, credit-bearing professional development program that has reached thousands of early childhood teachers and supervisors nationwide through state and federal grants.
She alsoconceptualized and led the development of the first national performance assessment to identify and credential accomplished teachers of children ages three through eight.
Over 30,000 teachers have attained this credential awarded by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
co-designed two suites of tools that are used nationwide to assess early language and literacy education environments and instructional practices: Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) Pre-K and ELLCO K-3 (published by Brookes).
is the co-author of "Toward Effective Support for Language and Literacy through Professional Development" (chapter in Critical Issues in Early Childhood Professional Development) and Risk and Reality: The Implications of Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and Other Drugs, which was recently cited in Handbook of Reading Disability Research.
Excerpts from a series of guides she
co-authored for the Office of Head Start, Leading the Way: Disabilities Services and the Management Team, are featured in the online Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
She received an MA in Education, with concentrations in Urban Education and Early Childhood Education, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a BA in History from the University of Rochester.