Coming from a household of 15 children, Mrs. Reed knew her destiny was connected to the development of children. At the early age of 3, her passion was sparked when she took the initiative to teach her older special needs brother how to walk, talk, and even potty train. She later attended Alcorn University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Special education in 1986. After graduation, she moved to Texas to begin her teaching career. She began her teaching experience in daycares and later went on to teach for public and private schools.
In 1996, she started an in-home daycare. Within 9 months, the demand for more openings became too great for her home and she relocated her childcare business to the Pantego area and has continued to expand within the community. Mrs. Reed is the heart of Noah’s Ark and exemplifies a true heart of a servant. Her educational background allows her to be able to identify the various individual needs children need to thrive. She brings to the organization her devotion to the development of children, charismatic leadership, and ability to connect with both children and parents alike that creates a type of family atmosphere.
Ms. Christina has worked alongside her mother, Mrs. Reed learning and observing the operations of a daycare facility from teaching to managing. Ms. Christina brings to the organization her tenacity to get things done, ambitious aspirations, her compassion to see children succeed, and most of all her willingness to share the gospel of Jesus to the children we encounter.
Earning her Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) in 2012 and a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2016, Ms. Christina has collaborated with Mrs. Reed to redefine high-quality childcare in the United States. Her educational background prepares her to combat the school to prison pipeline in an effort to reduce the number of at-risk kids by limiting the opportunity for adolescents to engage in delinquent behavior.