Dr. Jacqueline Reid

kevsteele_Jackie_Master_web_03Dr. Jacqueline Hundley 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).  She currently teaches in the Masters in Education program with an emphasis in Social Justice and Educational Leadership (MAE) at Antioch University Santa Barbara. She is Co-Director of the non-profit, Teachers for the Study of Educational Institutions (TSEI). 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. Before taking the non-profit position, she taught elementary grade levels for ten years and then developed her own educational consultancy, where she provided training and workshops that supported the social/emotional needs of students while promoting safe and peaceful school environments for both private and public elementary school students, teachers and administrative staff.

As past Director of Projects for L2INC, Dr. Reid was responsible for building and facilitating partnerships, including those with funders, administrators, teachers, and students, to both research and develop projects that have at their core the goal of enhancing equitable access to opportunities for learning rich academic content and disciplinary practices for all students. She consulted and worked with the Posen Foundation Education Project (PFEP) on both their short and long-term efforts in the areas of evaluation research for a professional development summer seminar. She helped to conceptualize and build a framework for a digitally-supported network (learning community) for teachers to participate in current, past, and future PFEP events and seminars. She also provided ethnographic analysis of the PFEP Summer Seminar to make visible a broad range of topics, issues, challenges, experiences, and other dimensions of the social life of teachers in the institute and how these were taken up and used to plan opportunities for learning of their students or other members of their communities, whether in school or out-of-school contexts.

Dr. Reid held the position of Project Director for the New Multiculturalism Initiative in the Department of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara where she was responsible for helping design and implement the New Multiculturalism Initiative Conference April 2013, reflecting a new model of sustainable education for the 21st Century. This conference brought together a working group of academics who have engaged in Critical Race Theory, Feminism and gender, ethnicity and nationalism, disability studies, and LGBT studies in conjunction with K-12 teachers and community activists in the central coast to develop a conversation about what a truly inclusive curriculum looks like for 21st Century schools.

At Antioch University Santa Barbara, Dr. Reid teaches TEP 630 Social Justice and Educational Reform and is currently developing new courses for the MAE and MEd programs. This specific course looks at contemporary research and practice related to progressive education movements, including humanistic, student-centered, democratic, environmental, character, radical pedagogy, moral education, de-schooling, and charter schools.  Students explore their own assumptions about these approaches and write a supported essay on their approach to teaching and school reform.  The concept and practices of activism within and outside of the system are introduced.  During this course students also form a unique collegial support group for pursuing the masters’ degree as experienced teachers.  Antioch’s social justice mission and its impact in the educational program are shared in this course.

Dr. Reid, along with her colleague, Dr. Anissa Stewart, launched the non-profit TSEI in 2012 to engage K-20 educators in a collaborative effort to provide opportunities for all students to develop academic literacies necessary for college and career readiness. Key to this approach is the development of inclusive curriculum that provides multiple perspectives and multiple identity contributions across disciplines and within a sustained, inclusive school climate. More specifically, TSEI is designing curriculum and facilitating professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers. Workshops are co-taught by university faculty and teacher educators, who model highly practical instruction which meets the Common Core State Standards, History Social Science Content Standards, and the FAIR Education Act, and allows students to develop cultural competencies as part of a 21st Century literacy model.

Currently, TSEI has contracts with the Santa Barbara Unified School District in Santa Barbara County and the Rio School District in Ventura County to implement Teaching FAIR.  Teaching FAIR (www.TeachingFAIR.org), TSEI’s current initiative, is a cluster of projects, including lessons plans, literacy strategies, and research projects that advance our core value that education in a democracy must be fair, accurate, representative, and inclusive. On July 14, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 48 or the FAIR (Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful) Education Act which requires schools to provide general instruction and textbooks that include information on the contributions of “Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and other ethnic and cultural groups.” This law took effect on January 1, 2012 and concerns all instruction in history social science, including the course of study in grades one through twelve.  With the passage of The FAIR Education Act, an urgent need now exists for an accessible, comprehensive, technology-driven and research-based course that meets this new California standard and 21st Century global teaching goals.