Mrs. Reid was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Her Bachelor's degree is from Stephens College and she is currently working toward a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership at Concordia University. She has had previous teaching experience with grades one and three within public school districts in Ohio. Her background also includes both a professional dance career and dance education. She has owned and operated her own dance school in St. Louis. Many of these students earned many honors, including the opportunity to perform at Epcot, Disney World, and the Citrus Bowl. Several of her former students are now working professionally in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.