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Reo Pruiett, Ed.D.

Chief Programs and Engagement Officer
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Favorite quote
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
— Maya Angelou
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"I work here because I want to be a difference-maker in education to support college and career readiness for all students, but especially first-generation, underrepresented, low-income students. I work with some amazing people, and our talent pipeline has a lot of potential to be champions for changing educational systems and practices."
Joined CFT

As Chief Programs and Engagement Officer of Educate Texas, Dr. Reo Pruiett oversees the Educate Texas programs focused on improving K-12 and higher education student outcomes. She’s also the liaison between Educate Texas and CFT’s shared support services, encompassing HR, Communications, Finance, and Analytics.

Dr. Pruiett joined CFT’s Educate Texas in 2008 and has since held roles of increasing responsibility, leading the statewide College and Career Readiness School Models (CCRSM) initiative and overseeing the Dallas Southern Sector district-wide portfolio.

Reo is an inclusive team builder and played an integral role in the creation of CFT’s DEI framework. She was promoted to CFT’s executive leadership team in 2022 as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer and has led CFT’s efforts to advance equity both internally and externally.

Originally from Tennessee, Reo earned a Bachelor of Science from Lane College and a doctorate in curriculum, instruction, and leadership from Union University.

Reo is committed to the success of all students across Texas and has committed countless hours to develop technical assistance to more than 300 campuses with innovative education models, including Early College High Schools (ECHS), PTECH/ICIA, and Texas-STEM.

Before joining CFT, Reo worked in all levels of education from K-16. She’s been a teacher, mentor educator, science specialist, vice principal, principal, and district director. She has also supported strategic planning for school districts, community colleges, and four-year institutions.

When Reo’s not at work, she relishes spending time with her husband, family and traveling.

Reo’s Favorites
I believe in supporting people and causes that will make the world a better place. I believe in social justice and social responsibility and leveling the playing field for those disenfranchised with status quo.
Local Restaurant
Place to take out-of-towners
The Arboretum
Spending time with my granddaughter, Maya, and my husband, traveling and reading

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