Paula Reed

BizEducation Consulting

Paula has over 20 years of K12 and higher ed  experience in sales, marketing, leadership, coaching, and DEI. 

She began in K12, creating science/recycling programs and then joined an alternative education company to design online credit recovery programming for at-risk students. She spent many years at Discovery Education, as a regional director and promoted, focusing on national sales partnerships with the top urban districts, managing sales teams, developing events and conference strategies, and overseeing outreach and  thought leadership programming.  She’s  known for building relationships with C-level administrators and education leaders across the country.  She founded BizEducation Consulting 4 years ago and works with K12 businesses.  

She’s currently a board member and advisor with Lightspeed, Institute of Education Innovation, a founding member of an accelerator for education companies, K12 Spark,  and participates in the DOLS, an EdTech networking group.  Historically, she’s been a foundation board director with Montgomery and Baltimore County Public Schools.  

As a consultant, she provides marketing, sales, conference planning, product, and collateral reviews, recruiting, and DEI strategies and growth advisement to education companies.   Her passion is working with organizations whose genuine mission is to offer services that significantly improve and equalize the education playing field for all students.  

Paula has a B.A. from  University of Maryland, College Park;  graduate certificate in Executive Leadership and a certification for Diversity and Inclusion Training from UM Global Campus.