Dr. Reid came to Keller after spending five years as the superintendent of Tyler ISD. While in Tyler, he lead the largest school system in East Texas – 18,500 students – and implemented a new curriculum which saw improved academic performance and closed achievement gaps, especially among mathematics and science. He also oversaw the passage of a $125 million bond in 2008 that built five new elementary schools and renovated two others. Tyler ISD maintained a balanced budget during his tenure, while avoiding the use of the district’s fund balance, despite the loss of $12 million in state and federal funding.
Prior to his time in Tyler, Dr. Reid spent two years as Superintendent of Celina ISD. He began his career as a teacher and eventually moved into educational administration in Richardson ISD. He served as RISD’s Assistant Superintendent from 2000-05 before becoming Celina ISD’s Superintendent. All of Dr. Reid’s 31 years of experience in education have been served within the state of Texas. The Dallas native holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor University, and a Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Education Administration from Texas A&M University at Commerce.