May 23, 2018
Dear Reed Panther Parents,
As the newly appointed Principal of Reed Middle School I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to continue working with each of you to ensure that all students learn. The opportunity to serve the students, teachers, and the community of Reed Middle School is a dream come true. I am grateful for the last 8 weeks, I have had the opportunity to listen and learn about your children and our community. I eagerly anticipate working with you to ensure that every student receives a quality education in a welcoming environment.
I am a graduate of Henderson State University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. I began teaching in 2003 in the Duncanville Independent School District at Reed Middle School. As a lifelong learner I then attained my Master’s Degree of Educational Administration at the University of North Texas. The 2017-2018 school year marks my 15th year in education and most recently I have served as the Interim Principal at Reed Middle School.
During the remainder of this school year and future school years our focus will be:
I look forward to partnering with each of you to ensure that your student is provided with a quality education, in a safe, orderly, productive, and engaged environment. I look forward to continuing the great tradition of Reed Middle School. It is Always a Great Day to be a Reed Panther!
Bryan K. Byrd Jr.
23 de mayo de 2018
Estimados Padres de Alumnos Panther de Reed,
Como Director recién nombrado de la Escuela Media Reed, es con humildad y honor que acepto la oportunidad de continuar trabajando con cada uno de ustedes para garantizar que cada alumno aprenda. La oportunidad de servir a los alumnos, maestros, y la comunidad de la Escuela Media Reed es un sueño hecho realidad. Estoy agradecido por las últimas 8 semanas; he tenido la oportunidad de escuchar y aprender acerca de sus alumnos y de nuestra comunidad. Espero con entusiasmo trabajar con ustedes para asegurar que cada alumno reciba una educación de calidad en un ambiente acogedor.
Me gradúe de Henderson State University donde recibí mi Licenciatura en Humanidades en el área de Sociología. En 2003 empecé a enseñar en el Distrito Escolar Independiente de Duncanville en la Escuela Media Reed. Como estudiante de toda la vida, luego recibí mi Maestría en Administración Educativa de la University of North Texas. El año escolar 2017-2018 marca mi 15to año en la educación y más recientemente serví de Director Interino de la Escuela Media Reed.
Durante el resto de este año escolar y en años escolares futuros, nos concentraremos en:
Será un placer colaborar con cada uno de ustedes para asegurar que su alumno reciba una educación de calidad en un ambiente seguro, disciplinado, productivo y participativo. Será un gusto continuar la gran tradición de la Escuela Media Reed. ¡Siempre es un gran día para ser un Panther de Reed!
Bryan K. Byrd Jr.
Reed MS opened in 1955, in the current Duncanville Education Center building (former DHS Annex). The school moved to its current facility, the former Duncanville HS site, when the high school moved to its new current location in 1965. The school was named for former superintendent J. Herman Reed (1951-1966) and his wife, former teacher Oleta Reed. Additions were made to the current Reed building in 1956-59, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1977, and 2000, with renovations in 2004 and 2005. The school serves grades 7-8.
J. Herman Reed
J. Herman Reed became superintendent of Duncanville ISD in September, 1951 and served in that capacity for 15 years. He was born in Snyder, TX and received both his bachelors and masters degrees from East Texas State Teachers College. Mr. Reed taught and was principal of schools in Camp and Wood counties before serving with the Navy in WWII.
After military service, Mr. Reed served as superintendent of schools in Wood and Collin counties before coming to Duncanville. He was an outstanding educator who worked tirelessly for accreditation for the Duncanville district. He was awarded the Outstanding Citizen Award by the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce in 1958 for his work with the schools of the community.
When Mr. Reed became superintendent, Duncanville had one school building (now Central Elementary, built in 1929) and a student enrollment of 475. During his tenure, the district expanded to 3500 students and new campuses were built, including two additional elementary schools (Fairmeadows and Merrifield) and a separate high school which became a junior high school (Reed MS) when the current high school was built in 1965. Mr. Reed left the district in 1966.
Mascot: Panthers (formerly Trojans)
Colors: Red, white, and blue (formerly royal blue and white)
530 E. Freeman St
Duncanville, TX 75116
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Front office is open from 8:30-5:00
To ensure that all students are provided with a quality education, in a safe, orderly, productive, and engaged environment.
Be Great Today...Excellence is the Standard
Bryan Byrd, Principal
Delonda Robinson, Asst. Principal - 7th grade
Wakita Lamb, Counselor - 7th Grade
Paul Zevallos, Asst. Principal - 8th grade
Charna Jackson, Lead Counselor - 8th Grade