Lead-learner, culture-builder, program-innovator, content-creator, design-thinker, project-manager
Brady has been an international educator for over 16 years. He has taught in eight countries in a variety of leadership and teaching positions at leading IB and American schools. He believes in building school culture first and engaging stakeholders in a student-centered vision for positive change. Recent projects have included the implementation of standards-based learning practices across the high school, coordination of a new personalized learning program, and curricular re-design of traditional courses inline with the school’s Creativity, Innovation and Design (CID) framework.
Brady is a doctoral candidate completing original research into the influence of working relationships on self-efficacy in school leaders. Before becoming an educator, Brady worked in technical sales and project management for a dot-com in southern California.
Brady began learning through technology at an early age. By the time he entered university, he was using his Mac to compose and record music, build simple websites, and design with professional desktop publishing and graphics tools. After university, he began working for an internet company in California during the dot-com era. There, he quickly rose from web-designer to project manager assisting with international technical sales.
In 1999, he took what was meant to be just a short break. He moved to Honduras to teach 6th grade at the suggestion of a friend. His personal laptop was the only one in the elementary school, and he immediately began putting it to use in his classroom. Within a few months, he was collaborating with the head of school on a new website and database project. By the end of the year, Brady was hooked on teaching and decided to return to California to earn a teaching qualification and masters in education.
Since then, Brady has taught in seven countries at almost every grade level. At each school, he has worked closely with senior leadership to develop a clear school vision for technology and to lead pedagogical change. In 2010, Brady completed an administrative certificate from top-ranked Johns Hopkins University and ISTE.
In 2011, Brady joined the New International School of Thailand, one of the most renowned IB World Schools in the region. As the ICT Coordinator there, he transformed the ICT teacher roles into coaching roles, conducted iPad trials and successfully implemented one of the first large-scale 1:1 iPad programs in an international school. In 2013, Brady joined the Senior Leadership Team as the Vice Principal of Academic Operations. This K-12 role had wide-ranging responsibilities similar to a deputy head. He also oversaw all PD programs, and led the decision to transition the high school to Macs from a well-established 1:1 tablet PC program.
In 2014, Brady took advantage of a unique opportunity to serve as the founding ICT Coordinator at GEMS World Academy – Singapore. GEMS is a global organization with 100s of schools, but Singapore is their only Mac school. There, Brady designed an IT department focused on meeting the needs of learners. As his role quickly expanded, he transitioned to Learning Innovation Coordinator with responsibilities for designing new learning spaces, writing curriculum and leading in-house PD. In his spare time, he teaches MYP design in a 2:1 environment (Mac+iPad).
In 2016, Brady was recruited to join The American School in Japan where he currently serves as the high school Learning Innovation Coach and Impact Program Coordinator. As a teacher and learner, he is currently most excited about reimagining schools through personalized learning using the Connected Learning framework and leveraging design thinking for students and organizations.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Lamar University, expected fall 2018
Graduate certificate in School Administration and Supervision
Johns Hopkins University, 2010
In collaboration with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Master of Education
University of La Verne, 2009
Special Emphasis in Advanced Teaching
California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
University of La Verne, 2001
Cross-cultural, Language & Academic Development Emphasis
Bachelor of Science
John Brown University, 1996
Major in Psychology; Minor in Journalism