Rian Reed is a native of Penllyn, PA where she was raised in a loving family of 5 by James and Toni Reed. Laughter, adventure and appreciation for the diversity that people bring to the table have always been at the core of what makes Rian unique. In her hometown, she is recognized as a recipient of the honor Citizen of the Week for her contribution to civic engagement within the public school system.
She is a graduate of Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education. One of the highlights of her undergraduate experiences is sharing an originally written work at her own commencement ceremony. She also served as the Pennsylvania State NAACP Youth and College Division President; re-charting 4 Youth and College Chapters, increasing membership by 65% and serving on the allocations committee in order to allocate 1.2 Million to campus organizations. She is vested in inspiring and empowring communities!
Currently, she devotes her time to serving the community as an educator at Laurel High School. In her 6th year of teaching she continues to be a life-long learner by taking on the challenge of the National Board Teaching Certification. She also recently earned her Google Educator Certification-Level 1. Her commitment to STEM integration in education has allowed her to make partnerships with groups such as EverFi and NASA in order to bring her students the most quality education. She also believes in the importance of community engagement in the educational process which is why she exposes her students to organization such as the S.O.C.K.S Movement, much supports the homeless community in Washington, DC and Prince George's County Clean Up, Green Up program. Rian continues to bring her value of community activist into the classroom by participating in dialogue with students about the Black Lives Matter movement. She is also a proud StartingBloc Fellow DC'17.
Rian continues to impact her community by creating spaces to discuss education, health and wealth. Check-out the rest of her site to find out more about how you can engage with Rian and be apart of making an impact in your personal and professional life though education, health and wealth.