Dr. Reid Whitaker is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Learning and Scholarship at Rice University as well as the founder and director of STEMscopes™. He began his teaching career with Teach For America. As principal of Port Houston Elementary, Reid raised the accountability rating to a spot in the top 2% of all HISD schools for student growth. Reid also has experience providing numerous hours of professional development training and coaching to teachers in Houston ISD by being a content specialist for the district and then as an Associate Director for the Center for Education at Rice University.
Reid received his undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Ph.D. from his alma mater in Educational Administration.