Mr. JR Reid, 8th Grade Assistant Principal


I am extremely excited to be joining Beck Academy for the 2021-2022 school year. I have spent the last 8 years in Laurens County School District 55 in various roles that include Athletic Director, PE Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. As the 8th grade administrator at Beck Academy, I will make it my mission to ensure that every 8th grade student is prepared academically, socially, and emotionally for high school. The foundation for this work will be centered around fostering significant relationships with students, parents, community members, and faculty & staff. 

I am originally from Irmo, S.C. I graduated from Lander University with a BS in Physical Education, from Anderson University with an M.Ed in Educational Administration, and I will graduate from Clemson University this coming December with an Ed.S in Education and Organizational Leadership. Prior to my career in education, I served 6 years in the United States Army and served several tours overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

My fiancé (Brigette) and I live in Simpsonville, and our 8 year old daughter(Adalyn) attends Fountain Inn Elementary and is on a competition gymnastics team. When we are not traveling with her for her competitions, we love the outdoors, traveling, golf, and anything & everything CLEMSON!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns throughout the school year. I look forward to meeting you soon!