Meet KDR

Keith David Reeves is the author of Insurrection: A Teacher Revolution in Defense of Children, a work on educational philosophy and pedagogy, and of Paperless Research Writing: Effective Digital Scaffolding for Academic WritingHe currently serves as Senior Instructional Technology Coordinator at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, the largest Zero Energy elementary school ever constructed in the United States and the world’s first and only LEED Zero school. He is a Certified Educational Technology Leader.

As a national-level keynote speaker and professional developer, he frequently presents on authentic love in teaching and learning, revolutionary assessment design, school design and sustainability, the criticality of the arts, and student freedom. His work and interviews have appeared in print, live media, and podcasts nationwide, including Education Week, The Council for the Future on Education, Catalyst Quarterly, National Public Radio, and The Huffington Post. He served six years on the Board of Directors, three of which as Chairperson, of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. He has presented and headlined at numerous state, national, and international conferences including CMEA, VSTE, ISTE, and Greenbuild.

A native of Syracuse, New York, he has taught every grade level, K through 12, in underprivileged and affluent schools in both rural and urban settings, as well as educational methods at the university level. He was a middle school and high school band director, and is now an unapologetic advocate for the redesign of schools around comprehensively meeting the needs of each individual learner.

As an educational technologist, he is the coauthor of the Moulen-Reeves Paperless Research Paper Model and has been a consistent leader in gamification, simulation, and virtual environments for teaching and learning. Mr. Reeves was the first Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer in Virginia.

Mr. Reeves is based just outside of Washington, D.C.; holds diplomas in education from Ithaca College, George Mason University, and The University of Mary Washington; and has taught educational methods at The George Washington University. He is currently a doctoral student at Lamar University.

The professional website of Keith David Reeves