Mrs. Tracy Simmons Reed
Chief Academic Officer
Tracy Simmons-Reed is a 1984 graduate of Sandusky High School. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Elementary Education and her master’s degree in Educational Supervision from Cleveland State University and is completing her Educational Doctorate in school leadership with Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Tracy has held positions in three states and multiple school systems. She was a teacher and assistant principal in Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland, Ohio, and principal in Maple Heights City Schools, Maple Heights, Ohio. As principal of Milkovich Middle School, she led a team of committed educators that improved the school climate and student academic performance. Improvement efforts resulted in the school designation advancing from academic watch to continuous improvement.
Tracy is an experienced central office leader. She served as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction with Benton Harbor Area Schools, Benton Harbor, Michigan. She recently served as Chief Academic Officer with Fort Wayne Community Schools, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fort Wayne Community Schools serves over 28,000 students with over 70 languages. As a member of the executive team, she provided leadership for several departments. They include special education, English learners, Title I, curriculum, assessment and instruction, and educational technology.
Tracy is married to Gerald Reed and is the mother of 3 sons and one-step son.