NEWTON, MA | February 11, 2009
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) has announced the appointment of Joanne Brady to head the Division of Learning and Teaching at the Newton-based international non-profit organization. Brady, EDC Vice President and director of the Center for Children & Families, will become a Senior Vice President in charge of EDC’s domestic education division, working to expand partnerships, articulate learning from the field, and build on EDC’s half a century of knowledge to redefine learning and teaching in the United States.
Brady is recognized in the U.S. and abroad for her contributions to the fields of child development, teacher development, and early childhood education. For more than 25 years she has worked with preschools, elementary schools, states, and governments to help them examine and refine their systems to improve the impact of teaching on learning. Brady has worked with universities and NGOs in Eastern Europe and Russia to design and evaluate curricula. Her recent work has focused on the design and evaluation of teacher development programs focused on language and literacy, science, and social and emotional development.
“Joanne has provided truly exemplary leadership of our Center for Children & Families,” said EDC President and CEO Luther S. Luedtke. “As we continue to manage our tremendous growth, both internationally and domestically, we will rely daily on her depth of knowledge and expertise,” he said.
Ms. Brady has presented her work at major conferences and seminars in the U.S. and abroad and has contributed to numerous publications. She holds a Master’s degree in education, with concentrations in urban education and early childhood education, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.