Dr. Michelle Reid received her doctorate in Educational Leadership and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Washington, and her bachelor’s degree in Natural Science/Chemistry from the University of Puget Sound.
Dr. Reid has been the superintendent of Northshore School District since 2016 and was formerly the superintendent of South Kitsap School District. Prior to her time at South Kitsap School District, she served as deputy superintendent, district athletic director, and high school principal in the Port Angeles School District.
Dr. Reid is known regionally and nationally for instructional leadership. She has been a conference keynote presenter, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) panel participant, and has been a leadership facilitator at both the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership and the Harvard Institute for School Leadership.
About the superintendent of the year:
As a sponsor of the superintendent of the Year program, First Student wants to recognize these leaders in a special way this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the disruption that has affected all education systems but also the innovative approaches that the superintendents and school districts addressed through radio, television, zoom and take-home packages. These superintendents are the very best in public education and are needed more than ever during this crisis.
About the Award:
The superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, The School superintendents Association, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.
The 2021 superintendent of the year will be awarded at the National Conference on Education on February 18th, 2021
The national winner of the award is chosen from the four finalists who are selected from state level winners.