Meet the Principal

A’Star Jones, Principal

My name is A’Star Jones.  I am honored to serve as the building principal of Reed Academy for Engineering.  My priorities as principal include student safety, student achievement, teacher & staff betterment and empowerment, and community collaboration. I am a student advocate and a teacher supporter. I believe in “bell to bell learning and teaching”.  I believe that learning is empowerment. I believe in potential maximization.


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Heather J.  Jones, Assistant Principal

Heather J. Jones was named assistant principal of Reed Academy after serving as the Literacy Coach at the same campus. Heather received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Southern A&M University and her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University. She is certified as a principal. She began her educational career in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as a second grade teacher and later joined Aldine ISD in 2000 where she served as a second and third teacher as well as an ELA skills specialist. She has also served as LPAC coordinator, parent liaison, and GT representative in Spring ISD. She has 20 years experience in education and is excited about serving as the Assistant Principal at Reed Academy for Engineering where we are “All in for Aldine” and meeting the needs of ALL learners so that they can be successful now and in life no matter what career path they choose.

Rhonda Odom, Assistant Principal

Rhonda Odom was named as an assistant principal at Reed Academy in 2015.  Ms. Odom received her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Reading and Generic Special Education in 1983 from Jarvis Christian College and her master’s degree in educational administration in 1991 from Stephen F. Austin University.  Ms. Odom began her teaching career in  the East Texas Area in 1984.  She came to Aldine in 1999 and was a Reading Teacher at Grantham Academy until her current position at Reed.  She is certified as a principal and has completed post-graduate courses in Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin University.