From 2002 until her retirement in 2007, Meredith Brodsky served as the director of The Teaching Research Institute, a research, technical assistance and policy organization located at Western Oregon University. At Western she also served as a faculty member and as dean of the College of Education. Her professional experiences include being a teacher of deaf-blind children, researcher for a five-state region of special education programs, and Chief of School Programs for children with severe disabilities for the State of Oregon.
Meredith worked throughout Oregon and the U. S. as a consultant to education and mental health organizations in the area of continuous quality improvement and has published technical assistance materials in that area. She presented at conferences throughout the US and in Canada and Europe. She served as a Commissioner for the Oregon Teacher and Standards Practices Commission for five years and a member of the Governor’s Task Force on transforming K-12 schools.
From 2001 to 2004 she chaired the Research Committee for the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, as well as serving as an accreditation consultant for that organization. She has worked on over 25 grant-funded projects and served as director for many of them, including grants from Maternal Child Health, National Science Foundation and the federal Department of Education. In retirement she has been a volunteer for several political candidates and served on an Education Policy Committee for the 2008 Obama campaign. She was a volunteer for Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) and was a site coordinator for one year.
Meredith lives in Portland with her husband, Gerry, and enjoys traveling, hiking, theater and dragon boating. They have a thoroughbred horse breeding business, Two Stamps Stable.