Principal's Corner

Phone: (405)587-7900


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts - California State University San Bernardino, California June 16, 2001 Masters of Education - National University La Jolla, California July 18, 2004

Mr. Jack Reed, M.Ed.

An educator does not look for easy students to teach.

An educator finds a way to teach all students

and in the process, the educator learns too.


I received an Associate Degree from Chaffey Community College in 1998,  my Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2001 from California State University, San Bernardino, and a Master of Education Degree in 2004 from National University. I started my educational career in the Fall of 2001, in California, where I taught for 12 years before becoming an Intervention Specialist. I moved to Oklahoma in 2015 and secured a position as the Assistant Principal at U.S. Grant High School, in the Oklahoma City Public Schools. In June of 2017, I became the Principal of Emerson Alternative High School. 

I firmly believe that education is not a job but rather a lifestyle. It is ingrained within a person and every experience and task is done with the thought of how it will enrich the lives of the students served. I enjoy my time with the students, their families, and our staff at Emerson. It is my desire to help each person to reach their full potential. The work is not easy, but it is rewarding. The greatest joy is not only watching the students we help graduate from high school and walk across the stage to receive their diploma. It is in the everyday journey to help an individual who may be experiencing some type of difficulty overcome their adversity. It is listening to families tell their stories and then working together to develop a solution. And, it is watching the staff interact with our students to help them reach their potential.  At Emerson, I strive to give my best efforts to all I serve and together we are successful. Our students are remarkable and they deserve our best efforts every day.