OSD's need for Reed's services is based on the district's 2018 Healthy Youth Survey and the 2021 COVID-19 Student Survey Data at OMS and OHS, which showed increased use of vaping, e-cigarettes, prescription drugs, and marijuana.
In her role with OSD, Reed addresses ATOD prevention, intervention issues, and educational support among adolescents. She also offers student support for those struggling with healthy choices and community services for drug and alcohol prevention and intervention, including:
Education services to school staff, parents, and community partnerships
Assessments of student strengths and needs
Referrals to local agencies to address identified strengths and needs for the student and their family
Reed says she wants to impact local families needing her support.
"It is important to provide students, families, school staff, and our community with a caring, supportive, and experienced professional," Reed says. "Also, this can have a positive influence on student success."
For over 25 years, Reed has worked with individuals needing adolescent and adult treatment services. She also worked at the Seattle Union Gospel Mission as the recovery director and at Sea Mar Behavioral Health as the Pierce County Clinical Director.