Prior to joining Columbia, Mr. Reed was the Middle School Principal at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. He also served as Middle School Assistant Director at the Lakeside School in Seattle for five years, and held directorial positions at Sewickley Academy in Pennsylvania, including as Assistant Director of Summerbridge Pittsburgh, an academic enrichment program for middle school students facing limited opportunities. He has served with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in a variety of roles, including Faculty Member for NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads, Faculty Member for NAIS Summer Diversity Institute, Member of the Call To Action, Lead Facilitator Diversity Track at NAIS Annual Conference and, Member of the NAIS Summit on Equity. He has also served on the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) Board Committee for Administrative Services, the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) board, and The Guild of Independent Schools. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Columbia University Teachers College, and a B.S. in secondary education from the University of Portland in Oregon.