Amani Reed

Head of School


B.S. - University of Portland, Oregon (Secondary Education)
M.A. - Teacher's College, Columbia University (Educational Leadership)


Amani Reed started as Head of School in 2012. Prior to joining Columbia, Amani was the Middle School Principal at University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, where he guided the school through major expansions and reconfigurations. He also served as Middle School Assistant Director at Lakeside School in Seattle for five years, and held directorial positions at Sewickley Academy in Pennsylvania, where he began his career in education as a history teacher. Amani has played central roles in progressive curriculum development and on accreditation teams with ISACS, NAIS, and several other education associations. He holds a master's degree in educational leadership from Columbia University Teachers College, and a B.S. in secondary education from the University of Portland in Oregon.