Chandra Reed began her career in education as a Secondary Special Education Teacher and Chairperson at a Houston Charter school. Ms. Reed moved to Alief ISD in 2012 as a 6th-grade English Language Arts teacher and later served as a model teacher and mentor for the campus. Ms. Reed then moved to O'Donnell Middle School in Alief ISD, where she served as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher to 6th - 8th-grade students. In 2019, Ms. Reed joined Team HISD as an Assistant Principal and Magnet Coordinator at Patterson Dual Language | Literature Magnet | IB World School. While at Patterson, Ms. Reed increased student achievement on campus by developing campus-wide data analysis protocols and creating Instructional routines that were used to govern the work during the PLC meetings and measure student growth.
Ms. Reed’s most recent work was performed at Fleming Middle School, where she served as the 6th-grade Dean of Students, English Language Arts and Reading Department Chairperson, and 6th-grade Disciplinarian. At Fleming Middle School, Ms. Reed cultivated the importance of staying committed during challenging and not-so-challenging times to ensure student success.
Ms. Reed is a member of the Houston Association of School Administrators (HASA) and the Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE).
Ms. Reed earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Prairie View A&M University, where she became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorrority, Inc. and Psi Chi National Honor Society. Ms. Reed later achieved a master’s degree in Administration of Justice from Texas Southern University and Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.
Ms. Reed’s mission is to provide urgent instructional support, training, coaching, and mentorship to educators, students, and parents within her campus community to ensure their social, emotional, and academic needs are met to foster the joy of education around the campus. Ms. Reed feels this will ensure that learning environments for students are safe and welcoming for all students to achieve high academic success.
Faith, Family, Happiness, and Respect are the values that fuel the work Ms. Reed provides to others.
Ms. Reed loves reading, traveling, and inspiring others. Ms. Reed lives by the mantra, “Above All, Students First.”