Jacqueline Reid (Education, Ph.D., ’12) was sworn in as a newly appointed trustee of Santa Barbara Unified School District’s Board of Education this December. In addition to this new position, she co-directs Teachers for the Study of Educational Institutions while working in other school districts as a teacher mentor/curriculum developer. On top of all that she finds time to teach and act as an advisor at Antioch University Santa Barbara for the Masters in Education with a concentration in Leadership and Social Justice. Reid responded to a series of email questions.
GGSE: How did professors at the Gevirtz School mentor you?
Reid: Judith Green, Professor Emeritus, was my faculty advisor, and she gave generously of her time, knowledge, and expertise. She supported my passion for social justice and equity for all students and helped me to develop my awareness and appreciation of ethnographic research and classrooms as cultures-in-the-making that included examining what was being accomplished through social interactions. My professors provided opportunities for me to engage in innovative ways of looking at teaching and learning, specifically insights into current research on how people learn and ways to afford meaning making in educational contexts.
GGSE: Where did this preparation take you after grad school?
Reid: All of these experiences inspired me to launch and co-direct a local non-profit, Teachers for the Study of Educational institutions, for the purpose of developing teacher professional development and curriculum that meets the California state mandated FAIR Education Act (SB48). Further, this has instilled a new research and pedagogical passion, that of further developing my own capacity in the field of oral history as a vehicle to uncover the histories of underrepresented members of school communities while affording opportunities to redress the historical harms of bullying and exclusion these populations often face.
GGSE: What research have you published lately?
Hill-Bonnet, L., Green, J., Yeager, B, Reid, J. (2013). Exploring Dialogic Opportunities for Learning and (Re)negotiating Selves: An Ethnographic Telling Case of Learning to be Social Scientists. In M. B. Ligorio & M. César. (Eds.), The Interplays Between Dialogical Learning and Dialogical Self. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.
Stewart, A. R., Reid, J. & Stewart, J. (2014). Students engaging in diversity: Blogging to learn the history of jazz. Teaching in Higher Education, 19(8) 931-942.
Reid, J. (2016). Making Visible the Invisible: Analysis of an Indigenous Community Oral History Program. Oral History Forum d'histoire orale.
GGSE: What presentations have you done?
Oral History Association (OHA) 2016, Long Beach, CA: Paper presentation: Making Visible the Invisible: Analysis of an Indigenous Community Oral History Program. Oral History Forum d'histoire orale.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2012, Vancouver, BC: Paper Presentation: Stewart. A. R. & Reid, J. Engaging in diversity: Blogging to learn the history of jazz. Teaching in Higher Education.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2012, Vancouver, BC: Symposium Panel: Reid, J. Is Race a Factor? An Analysis of a Frame Clash in an Undergraduate Black Studies Course.
GGSE: How does your experience at UCSB and after prepare you for work on the Board of Trustees?
Reid: Clearly, my experiences at GGSE provided me with the interest, preparation, and passion to support ALL students to achieve in an equitable and inclusive way, preparing for my new position as Vice-President of the Board of Trustees for the Santa Barbara Unified School District.