The Shield's Medal: Deborah P. Reed P’04

When asked to describe the important work Deborah Reed has performed for BC High, President Bill Kemeza remarks, “Deb’s expertise in teacher leadership development was a driving force for our decision to create the Arrupe Division. Her enthusiasm and energy for BC High is inspirational.”
When asked to describe the important work Deborah Reed has performed for BC High, President Bill Kemeza remarks, “Deb’s expertise in teacher leadership development was a driving force for our decision to create the Arrupe Division. Her enthusiasm and energy for BC High is inspirational.”

Deb has been a long-time trusted advisor to BC High administrators and faculty.  Her most notable contribution has been with BC High’s academic curriculum, incorporating and expanding concrete aspects of Jesuit values and the Graduate at Graduation as well as the importance of new models of learning.

With more than 38 years in the education field, Deb is a highly regarded and nationally recognized educational consultant working with school systems throughout North and Central America. Her consulting work includes leadership development, instructional expertise, teaching in standards-based classrooms, curriculum development, design and implementation of supervision and evaluation systems, understanding and steering systemic change, developing alternative certification programs for teachers, organizational development, school culture and leadership.
 
She understands how hard teachers work and is often a sounding board by encouraging teachers to think boldly about new initiatives that will infuse energy into the classroom. 

Although she enjoys working with Jesuit schools, Deb frequently consults independent, private, charter and many public schools.

She has served BC High for nearly two decades as a member of the Board of Trustees, most importantly on the BC High Enrollment committee.  Beginning in 2003, she was instrumental in developing the internal study to determine if a middle school addition would be a successful venture for BC High. Her work as part of the Board’s Enrollment Committee and their thoughtful research proved just how successful the addition of Arrupe has been.

As an active member of Holy Family Parish of Concord, Massachusetts, Deb enjoys teaching faith formation and working with parish youth.  She also donates her time to the Research for Better Teaching organization of Acton and DPR Educational Consulting of Concord.
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