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Reid Recognized for Support of Principal Prep

Dr. Randy Reid was awarded the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Excellence in Educational Leadership Award for his exemplary contributions to the TCU Principal Leadership Fellows Program. Dr. Marla McGhee, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, presented Reid with the award at the Keller ISD Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 8 surrounded by Keller TCU Leadership Fellows from cohorts II, III, and IV.

The TCU Fellows program is a highly selective cohort of master’s students who complete rigorous coursework and a year-long, full-time administrative internship within the partnering school district. Reid has been a committed supporter of the program since 2014, allocating funds and recruiting potential leaders from the Keller ISD teaching ranks. His work has made it possible for 12 district educators to complete the program over three years, and he has allotted funding for two additional participants for cohort V.

“Randy makes time in his hectic administrative schedule to meet with TCU program faculty at least twice annually to plan for and facilitate recruitment of future potential participants, review the progress of those presently in the program, and ensure the placement of full-time interns with high performing, master principals,” McGhee wrote in the award nomination.

McGhee wrote that Reid’s energetic support has helped generate interest in the program among area superintendents. Reid spoke about Keller’s partnership with the program at a meeting hosted by TCU last fall, and brought two program graduates to share their experiences. Because of his efforts, the Principal Fellows program is partnering with two additional public school districts beginning in the fall of 2017.

The award comes as Reid is retiring as Superintendent of Keller ISD in July after 36 years in education. The Dallas native began his career as a teacher and moved to educational administration in 2000, serving as Assistant Superintendent in Richardson ISD. He served as Superintendent for Celina and Tyler ISDs and joined Keller ISD as Superintendent in 2012. Additionally, he serves as a member of the TCU College of Education Board of Visitors.