Siobhan Bredin

Siobhan Bredin is a Senior Project Director at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC.) She currently serves as Director of Technical Assistance for the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Engagement (NCASE). During Siobhan’s 15 year tenure at EDC, her work has focused on increasing opportunities and equity through education and technology including the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Learning Resource Center, which used technology to provide T/TA to, build community among, and disseminate promising practices and research among project leaders who deliver learning and career exploration programs to populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM. Through this work, she connected with the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) and contributed to their work through serving on the Champions Board and assisting with planning and implementation of the 2012 NGCP Collaboration Conference. She has also worked on U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services funded online and face-to-face national professional development projects.

Before joining EDC, Siobhan 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. Siobhan received her BA in psychology from Wellesley College and EdM from Lesley University. As founder and director of Cambridge Vintage Mystery Theatre, Siobhan writes and stages plays in the style of classic radio dramas that incorporate elements of local and national history and women’s empowerment. She is a citizen journalist for Neighbormedia.org in Cambridge, MA and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Women’s History Project.