Meet Our Principal

Jennifer L. Reid is the principal of DRW College Prep of the Noble Network. She moved to Chicago in 2010 to work as the freshman civics teacher at Rauner College Prep, where she served for seven years. She has served as a team leader, advisor, & a network reading instructional lead. Reid served as the network’s first diversity recruiter in 2012. She was named principal of Rauner College Prep in 2013. Under her leadership last year, Rauner College Prep produced its best ACT growth at every grade level in the history of the school in 2016. To date, over 95% of our seniors were accepted to college and earned record-breaking scholarships. 

Ms. Reid was named the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Noble Network in 2017. She was named principal of DRW College Prep in January 2018 where she has a grand vision of galvanizing top talent and resources to take DRW College Prep to the next level and develop it into a staple in the North Lawndale and Homan communities. 

Ms. Reid earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College. She began her career as a Teach for America corps member in Houston’s Fifth Ward and later earned a Master’s of Science in Education Administration at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, she worked as an intern principal at Northwood Academy. In 2010, she founded her own teen girl empowerment summit, the “I AM SHERO” Summit, serving over 700 girls to date. Visit www.jroseproject.org for more information on how you can support.

Ms. Reid is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is an advocate for diverse leadership and equitable school systems at Noble Network and beyond.