About Me

Dr. Reid grew up in a suburb in Los Angeles, her father was a Professor at UCLA and her mother taught music in a local elementary school. She moved to Santa Barbara 25 years ago and raised her son and two stepsons with her husband, Scott Reid. Her son, Sean Kerr, attended La Colina and San Marcos High School. She has three amazing grandchildren whom she loves dearly and looks forward to spending time with and having play dates. She loves to travel and explore unique and exotic places when she is able to take time away from work and hopes to resume this adventure when we are out of harm’s way with this current pandemic. She adores her Labradoodle, Obie, and likes to take him on long walks and runs on the beach on a regular basis.

Dr. Jacqueline Reid is proud to have represented the Santa Barbara Unified School District as a Board Trustee since 2016. She has held the positions of President, Vice President, Clerk, and now current Vice President for the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Trustees.

As a School Board Trustee, she has championed the work of Cultural Proficiency in the District, from the first Immigration Resolution bill in 2016, to the collaborative development of the Cultural Proficiency and Equity Framework, designed to guide educator hiring and retention, professional development, instruction and assessment, curriculum, family engagement, and school climate. As President of the Board of Trustees, she provided leadership on the Graduation High School Requirement Ethnic Studies Committee to ensure the development and implementation of the Ethnic Studies Graduation High School Graduation Requirement.

As a past classroom teacher and current teacher educator, she is an experienced advocate for teachers. She is passionate about equity for all students in order to close the achievement gap and to ensure that all students achieve academically or are career ready once they graduate. Further, in her role as Board Trustee, she strongly supports the arts, environmental education/sustainability, and fiscal responsibility.

Dr. Reid holds a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education from UC Santa Barbara in the Teaching and Learning Emphasis in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE). Dr. Reid also holds both an MEd and Multiple Subject Credential (K-12) from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology. She is the current National Director of Women in Leadership Certificate Program at Antioch University Distance and Extended Education. She is also the Director/Coordinator of the Women in Leadership Certificate Program for Santa Barbara City College School of Extended Learning.

She is the past Director of Education Programs at Antioch University Santa Barbara (AUSB), and she former Teaching Faculty member, teaching courses in the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program with an emphasis in Social Justice and Educational Leadership and coordinates/teaches in the Master of Education (MEd) program at AUSB. She is also past Director of the Women in Leadership Certificate Program at Antioch University Santa Barbara. Further, she was the Co-Director of the non-profit she launched in 2012, Teachers for the Study of Educational Institutions (TSEI), to engage preschool -20 educators in a collaborative effort to provide opportunities for all students to develop academic literacies and cultural proficiencies necessary for 21st century college and career readiness.

While pursuing her doctorate at UC Santa Barbara, she held the position of Director of Projects for the Center for Education Research on Literacies, Learning & Inquiry in Networking Communities (L2INC) developed and maintained within the GGSE. Later, she became Project Director for the New Multiculturalism Initiative in the Department of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to this, she held the position of Associate Regional Director and Director of Education for the Santa Barbara/Tri- Counties Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a non-profit organization that has been a leader in combating bigotry, prejudice and anti-Semitism nationally and internationally.