North Platte High School | Career Coach
Mr. Reed is the Career Coach for the North Platte Public School District. He earned two Associates degrees from the Community College of the Air Force in Electronics and Human Resource Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Bellevue University, and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Mr. Reed grew up in Hershey and took a non-traditional path to becoming an educator. He graduated high school in 1995, enlisted in the United States Air Force, and spent 20 years in service to Country. Throughout his career, he has worked in Nuclear Electronics, an Air Force Recruiter for 15 years specializing in Health Professions, and functioned as a training and marketing director for the Southeast United States with an emphasis on Leadership Development and coaching. When he retired in 2015, he moved back to Nebraska with his son Aden, who is now an 18 year old Senior at NPHS. In his off time, Mr. Reed enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, golf, sports, and hanging out with Aden. Since retirement Mr. Reed spent one year as a Diesel Engine Electrician at Union Pacific, two years as the Engage teacher at Adams Middle School, and is in his second year of being a Career Coach and first year of being the Internship Coordinator at NPHS.
Mr. Reed believes that attitude is everything, and that you can’t be a productive member of society without exhibiting respect and true tolerance. His goal is to help students understand what is meant by “whole person concept.” Students must understand that they are not just represented by their grades; rather, they are represented by a combination of every action they take and the words they share with the world, whether typed, spoken, or written. He feels that once each student understands these concepts, they will have a head start to becoming college and career ready individuals prepared to make positive contributions to society.
Favorite quote: "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas A. Edison