Jennifer Clyburn Reed
Dr. Jennifer Clyburn Reed has education and teaching experience which spans 27 years in South Carolina public education. She is a three-time graduate from the University of South Carolina and earned a doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Prior to USC, she coordinated the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program at a Richland District Two middle school. AVID is a college preparatory system designed for students with academic potential who may be first generation college attendees in their families. She has served as an Education Specialist at the SC Department of Education, a school district literacy coach, English language arts department chair, and mentor to novice and second-career teachers.
Most recently, Dr. Reed co-coordinated the design and implementation of the Apple Core Initiative (ACI), a scholarship program in the USC College of Education for incoming freshman into the teacher education program. She served on the implementation team for the Richland School District One Reading Initiative and is on the selection committee for the Emily Clyburn Honors College Scholarship at South Carolina State University.
Dr. Reed is committed to the betterment of the community and is cemented in her motto, People over Politics, Service above Self. Dr. Reed is a member of the Richland County Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Spring Valley Rotary Club. Dr. Reed owns an educational consulting company, Beyond Limits, LLC, is co-owner of a property investment company, 49 Magnolia Blossom, LLC and Principal Partner in the non-profit arm, Magnolia Blossom SC. Dr. Reed is also a volunteer political campaign advisor and marketing strategist for local, state and national campaigns, and a recent graduate from the James E. Clyburn Political Fellowship where she was voted Class President of the 2019 cohort. Later this year, she will launch a platform from where public policies addressing shortages in education and housing will take shape.