Mark Reed joined Charlotte Country Day School in July 2009. Under Mr. Reed’s leadership, Country Day has enhanced campus safety, developed a multi-year Strategic Plan, increased endowment to $40 million, hosted several public art exhibits, improved athletic fields and campus aesthetics, and established an all-school convocation.
He previously served as assistant headmaster at St. John’s School, a K–12 coed day school of 1,200 students in Houston, Texas. Mr. Reed’s prior roles at St. John’s have included teacher, coach, dean of students, and interim director of advancement.
A native of Montana, Mr. Reed received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and a master’s degree in educational administration/independent school leadership from Columbia University. In addition while at St. John’s, he served as trustee of a 35-year-old college-preparatory school serving economically disadvantaged youth in the greater Houston area and as a member of a coalition supporting area non-profit fine and performing arts organizations.
Mr. Reed was a world class high jumper from 1986–1993, where he competed on the international track and field circuit.