Rema Reynolds is a former teacher, counselor, administrator who works in urban schools serving culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse students and families.
Dr. Rema has worked as a consultant for a number of school districts across the country assisting teachers and administrators in taking deliberate action in facilitating community engagement and inviting parents to participate in ways meaningful for then and beneficial for students. Developing servant leaders, Dr. Reynolds has also taught and presented at professional conferences throughout the United States and in over 17 countries.
Dr. Reynolds’ research examines issues of parent engagement as they relate to black families and student achievement, instructional strategies educators employ to honor and incorporate literacies students bring to the classroom, cultural competencies and school counselors require through their respective preparatory programs, and the roles of school administrators in community and civic development. Her forthcoming books focus on engaging underrepresented parents in schools and provide practical guides and strategies for parents and school officials.
A part of Rema’s educational philosophy involves the active recruitment and ongoing mentoring of emerging scholar-practitioners. Addressing issues of equity and access, Dr. Reynolds maintains a strong commitment to seeing underrepresented scholars through the educational pipeline. Dr. Reynolds actively advocates for marginalized students and is most concerned with the social and academic development of young folks. She believes in the potential of every student and works to have their strengths realized as gifts necessary to improve society.
“Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society….” — The Good Rev. Dr. Martin Luther The King, Jr.