Dr. Brody earned her doctorate in educational leadership. Over the past 6 years, Dr. Brody has served as educational consultant to the Save A Mind Foundation, where she helped develop an effective program to motivate inner-city middle-school students to succeed in school. The Win-Win program has been implemented for over 2,000 students.
Dr. Brody has served as a consultant and presented extensively in the area of leadership for school reform at conferences, and in school districts and corporate settings. She has focused on the topic of building communities of learners in which leaders promote a positive climate for learning, reflective practice, collaborative behaviors, and a process of ongoing inquiry.
As assistant superintendent in the suburban district of Springfield, Pennsylvania, Dr. Brody worked to strengthen the curriculum, instruction, assessment, staff development, and personnel functions of the schools. Dr. Brody also served as regional superintendent in the School District of Philadelphia, where she provided leadership for 36 urban schools. She expanded her leadership for supervising principals by developing a performance appraisal system for the entire district.
Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Brody was a social studies teacher in Philadelphia. During her varied teaching career, she helped develop several innovative programs, including the Middle Years Alternative School for the Humanities, which is located in West Philadelphia and promotes an inter-disciplinary curriculum.