Jessica Reed, MAEd, MA

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of EducationEd Leadership Chair, Graduate School of Education


It is my honor to serve as Ed Leadership Program Chair for Touro University, California. From my experience in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential student, to becoming a K12 Administrator, active alumni, and present day adjunct faculty member, I am so impressed with our TUC Graduate School of Education. My educational journey began as a first generation college student and full track & field scholarship athlete at CSU, Sacramento. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree, later Master’s Degree and Secondary Teaching Credential from the University of Phoenix, I jumped head first into the pool of education. Early on in my career, I taught at the secondary level and wore many hats in K-12 education. From Department Chair, Club Advisor, Head Coach, to TOSA-Teacher on Special Assignment, private school consultant, and WASC Coordinator, I was heavily involved in various communities of practice. Having worked in six districts and in a private school, my passion for celebrating diversity and closing the achievement gap became my mission. A strong desire to better understand the K -12 educational system and the development of strong school environments grew inside of my core and became a part of my purpose. After earning an Admininistrative Credential and second Master’s Degree from Touro University, I served as an Assistant Principal and Principal in both private and public schools where I first began mentoring aspiring leaders. Currently, I serve as an Elementary Principal in Vacaville, California and previously as Principal of a large K-8 Title I school in Fairfield. I am committed to creating equitable leaders through Cognitive and Breakthrough Coaching and a focus on equity and diversity. In 2018, I was named ACSA’s Principal of the Year and began to pursue opportunities in higher education. I am an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, a community service based organization that provides an extensive array of public service initiatives. However, the title I am most proud of is, mother to my two sons and wife to my loving and supportive. To future PASC Candidates, I look forward to accompanying you on your leadership journey.Go Bulls!


  • Master’s Degree Ed Leadership
  • Clear Administrative Services Credential
  • Masters of Arts Degree Education
  • California Secondary Teaching Credential
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Social Sciences
  • History Minor 

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Elementary Principal of the Year, Solano County

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of California School Administrators, California Association of Professors of Education Administration, Vacaville Unified School District Equity Committee, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Foster Greatness

Teaching Responsibilities

EDUC 601 Pre Assessment & Visionary Leadership