Geraldine "Jerry" Reid has been invited to attend the Seventh Annual Session of the Oxford Round Table that will be held at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, England from Sunday, March 9, to Friday, March 14. She will be joined on program by Mary Hilton, Institute of Education, University of Cambridge, and Elizabeth Coates, Director of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Warwick, Coventry, England, and founding Editor of International Journal of Early Childhood Years. The Round Table will consist of a small interdisciplinary group of approximately 54 participants who have a particular interest and expertise in special education, literacy and early learning.
The session will be titled Early Childhood Special Education: Ensuring Opportunity and Quality. The agenda for the Round Table will include:
- Strategies for Ensuring Program Quality
- Techniques for Recognition of Special Education Needs
- Emergent Research for Identification and Remedy
- Connecting Programs with Performance Evaluations
- Alternative Means for Program Assessment
The Oxford Round Table invitations are sent to selected persons throughout the world. These individuals are identified through several screenings by nomination from previous participants in the Round Table, from recommendations to the Round Table directors who are actively involved in higher education and public school leadership, from recognized presentations and awards by state and national organizations and by invitation to individuals from a successful organization, university or school district.
Mrs. Reid is the daughter of Louise Melvin and the late Daniela Melvin of Portsmouth, Ohio. She is the wife of Johnny M. Reid, Jr. of Thomson and has two sons, Rev. James Reid of Augusta, and Stuyvesant Reid of Atlanta.
She earned her bachelor's degree at Ohio University, her masters from Cambridge College, and her education specialist in education leadership in administration from Lincoln Memorial University.
She has been awarded the Prestigious Award of the Cambridge Who's Who the Professional Special Education Teacher 2008.
She has taught 30 years in the Georgia public school system. Presently, she teaches at R.L. Norris Elementary School in Thomson, where she has taught fourth and fifth grades Title 1, Chapter 1 and Early Intervention (EIP) programs for 20 years.
Mrs. Reid and her husband have traveled abroad extensively. They have been to every continent except Antarctica.