Spring Woods High School 2014 Teacher of the Year - Charles Reed

Charles Reed
Spring Woods High School
Grade 9, Algebra 1

Rice University (Houston, Texas), Bachelor of Arts 2009

Teaching History                                    
Spring Woods High School, Spring Branch ISD, 2012-Present
Patrick Henry Middle School, Houston ISD, 2009-2012

Five years total of teaching experience

In his own words…

“I think part of showing love for students is caring enough to make then disciplined, responsible students. I have high levels of expectations for my students and though there may be a learning curve for some, they end up meeting the expectations and, as a result, they feel better about themselves and are able to accomplish more. To accept anything less than their personal best is to do a disservice to them and to keep them from reaching their full potential.”

In the words of others…

“Each kid is important to Charles. . . He is the most demanding teacher in our school, and the kids respond [to him] in a very receptive way. When kids do not do well on tests or quizzes, Charles goes back to the drawing board to see what needs to be retaught for the entire class, or he will meet the needs of each individual student.”
Keith Cripps,Spring Woods High Campus Athletic Director and Head Football Coach

“Charles Reed represents more than a teacher . . . he is a role model, father figure, SBISD graduate, and a T-2-4 counselor. When observing Charles’ room, it is evident that he believes in both the value of his students as human beings as well as the power of his students as learners.”
Jennifer Parker, Spring Woods High Principal

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Campus Decision Making Committee, Member, 2011-2012
Campus Teacher of the Year, Patrick Henry Middle School, HISD, 2010-2011


Spring Branch ISD