Keith David Reeves is an educator and musician. 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. He was a successful middle school and high school band director, and now serves as the educational technology coordinator at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia.
He is a vocal advocate for revolutionizing schools to put authentic student learning first in the public schools through applied, skills-based teaching with technology-integrated, student-centered curricula designed for individual comprehension and relevance, and actively opposes the use of inaccurate, irrelevant standardized tests. He is currently authoring his first nonfiction book on education.
As a musician, Mr. Reeves studied composition with Dana Wilson and music theory with Mary Arlin, and writes decidedly tonal music with dense chordal influences. He remains active in the music education community and has been a director, visual instructor, composer, and staff arranger for marching bands and drum corps throughout the east coast, and is an adjudicator with the USBands circuit.
As an educational technologist, he has a particular passion for gaming and simulation in the classroom, and is an active participant in collaborative online virtual environments.
Mr. Reeves holds diplomas from Ithaca College, George Mason University, and the University of Mary Washington, with additional postgraduate studies at University of Phoenix and Troy State University, and served as an adjunct professor at George Washington University. He is a Discovery Education STAR Educator, a SMART Exemplary Educator, and has been a member of the Pi Lambda Theta and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Societies in Education. Mr. Reeves has been an active member of the International Society for Technology in Education, the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (for which he sits on the Board of Directors), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He holds certifications in music education and administration in both Virginia and Maryland, and was the first Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer in the Commonwealth. Mr. Reeves has been featured in print and broadcast media and delivered addresses at the local, regional, and national levels, including as guest commentator on National Public Radio and a panelist for the Huffington Post.
A passionate and active genealogist, he has documented about 17,000 individuals in his extended family.
Mr. Reeves resides in Arlington, Virginia.