Marvin Reed resides in the Bay Area and teaches third grade at Rosa Parks Elementary School in the Berkeley Unified School District. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s degree in higher education and leadership policies, a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and currently is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership from California State University, Sacramento. He was recognized in 2021 as the Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Emerging Teacher of the Year.

He has served as a judge and as a leadership clinician with many prestigious marching band programs around the state of California, including those with Granite Bay, Foothill (Pleasanton), Amador Valley, John F. Kennedy, Ayala, American Canyon, Elk Grove, Washington Union, Laguna Creek and Ponderosa High Schools. Marvin also served as the leadership director and as a member of the board of directors for the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps. Since 2011, he has been part of the Concord Blue Devils organization (Blue Devils B and the Blue Devils A Corps). He currently serves on the organization’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Taskforce and as the assistant corps director of Blue Devils B.

Outside of the marching arts, Marvin formerly served as a camp director. He supervised more than 21 summer camp staff members and provided professional leadership development for counselors-in-training. He was also a 2019-2021 advisory board member for Learning for Justice.

Articles by Marvin

The Moments Students Remember

Marvin Reed celebrates what sustained him while teaching through the pandemic.