Valerie Brodnikova

Valerie started out as a fine artist and later transitioned to graphic design. Drawing has always been a part of her life and she enjoys including illustrations in her work. In 2014, she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. Before coming to Education Northwest, she worked as a freelance and in-house designer for various brands.

"As a designer, the best part of being part of Education Northwest, is being able to create for a company that builds up people and communities."

Associate – Graphic Design

Blog Posts

Violence in the News Underscores the Importance of Listening to Students


December 22nd, 2016

A few weeks ago, just after the tragedies in Baton Rouge and Dallas, I met informally with some colleagues. Each of us felt a confusing array of pain and numbness. I remember feeling especially unmoored by seemingly endless and totally senseless violence. I told my colleagues about a vulnerable moment I’d experienced recently—something that had really stuck with me in the wake of all the trauma.

A Powerful Invitation


September 28th, 2015

"In my classrooms, I have tried multiple approaches, and through much experimentation, I’m convinced that what really matters is giving my students get as many opportunities as possible to practice subject-specific academic language through focused conversations with their peers."