Reed Dyer is a senior associate with Great Schools Partnership, joining the organization after 20 years working in public education across the country. Reed was the principal of a progressive K–5 charter school in Denver, taught in classrooms in New Jersey, New York City, and Maine, and served as a literacy coach and intervention teacher. Reed’s professional interests also include the role of child development on quality teaching and learning and the social-emotional development of students within school settings. Reed graduated with a BA in English from Princeton University and earned his MEd in literacy from the University of Maine. Reed trained as a literacy coach with the Maine Literacy Partnership and has presented about literacy, assessment, and parent engagement at the state, regional, and national levels. Reed is an avid Boston sports fan, runner, and backpacker, having thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. He lives with his wife and son, who loves Star Wars as much as his father.