Nada Djordjevich, Ed.M.
Nada Djordjevich has worked in education, research, and development for more than 15 years. A graduate of Harvard University and UC Berkeley, she crafted dozens of successful grants resulting in more than 35 million dollars to improve outcomes for youth and families throughout California.
Nada Djordjevich facilitated strategic plans for nonprofit agencies and school districts, including 3 of the 10 largest school districts in California. For the City of Berkeley, she helped to provide systemic evaluation and technical assistance to help the city refine their evaluation process and request for proposals. For the County of Alameda, she developed an extensive outreach campaign involving more than 400 individuals and 25 agencies in providing input into the development of a community climate action plan for the Unincorporated Areas of Alameda County.
For four years, Nada Djordjevich led the evaluation of a $29 million Race to the Top District grant in California, as well as Local Control Accountability Plan evaluation efforts, and three National Science Foundation grants. Most recently she has been engaged in efforts to recruit and retain STEM teachers in the Bay Area. She has also conducted several evaluations of early literacy, science, and vocational training programs. She has presented on qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods at the California Department of Education, and most recently at the Oakland Literacy Coalition.
Nada Djordjevich also has a long-standing commitment to film and literary arts, and to teaching. A member of Bay Area Women in Film and Media, she has won honors and awards for both fiction and screenwriting. She writes short stories, reviews, essays, and has conducted interviews such as this one, with Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University, on developing a growth mindset . She has conducted several public readings and literary events, including the 2017 Litquake Litquake literary festival in San Francisco. She taught writing as an adjunct faculty member of City College of San Francisco for eight years and taught history at The Packer Collegiate Institute in New York City. She served as Academic Dean for the Center for Talented Youth program at Johns Hopkins University, and was the Director of Auxiliary Operations for Teach for America. She volunteers with 826 Valencia, as a writing tutor.
Nada enjoys running, soccer, and backpacking with her family and friends. An avid cyclist, she has been a member of SF Tri Club, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the New York City Marathon and Cycle Oregon, a 400-mile week-long bicycling trip across Southern Oregon.
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