43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313
Siobhan Bredin brings to her work more than 25 years of experience in education program and project management, collaborative technical assistance, learning-community development, and information architecture design. As Product Manager for Online Learning for the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations, she advances Center goals to offer training and resources to strengthen the management of Head Start and Early Head Start programs and achieve positive outcomes for young children and their families.
From 2003 to 2012, Bredin served as Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF)–funded Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Learning Resource Center, which built the capacity of project staff across the country who deliver learning and career exploration programs to populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM. In this initiative, she worked in partnership with the EdLab Group on NSF’s National Girls Collaborative project to provide technical assistance to girl-serving STEM organizations. She also helped develop and pilot the U.S. Department of Education’s IT Career Cluster model and framework and run online professional development courses on developing IT skills assessments. (Read a blog post by Bredin about the ITEST Community of Practice.)
Bredin served as a staff member for the Head Start New England Resource Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, designing and providing technical assistance to build the capacity of community-based Head Start agencies to use information technology to support their work. Currently, she collaborates with other Head Start National Centers to achieve shared goals to enhance the quality of services: the National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness; National Center on Health; Early Head Start National Resource Center; National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement; and National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning.
Bredin is coauthor of several publications on the ITEST program, learning communities, and partnerships. Before joining EDC, she worked at several software and Internet companies as a training specialist and product manager. She has eight years experience in early childhood education as a teacher, curriculum developer, and creator of new programs.
She received her BA in psychology from Wellesley College and EdM from Lesley University.