Background

Dr. Patrick Boyd is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Alabama, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History.  After graduation, he served on active duty as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army for four years.  Dr. Boyd joined Williamson County Schools in 2003 and taught AP European History at Ravenwood High School for nine years, while also reading for the College Board.  In the summer of 2012, Dr. Boyd moved to Centennial High School as an assistant principal, where he has focused his efforts on implementing mentorship initiatives to improve graduation rates, infusing technology into student educational experiences, enhancing teacher practice through instructional coaching, and wildly celebrating student successes.  In May of 2018, Dr. Boyd was named the principal of Woodland Middle School in Brentwood, earning Tennessee Reward School recognition during his first year as principal.  Her currently serves as the Director of Professional Development for Williamson County Schools. 

Dr. Boyd earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Tennessee-Martin and his Doctorate in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University. His dissertation, “Bring Your Own Technology: The Effect of Student-Owned Technology on Student Engagement,” explored the impact of BYOT policy on teaching and learning in high school settings.  Dr. Boyd also serves as a dissertation adviser for Trevecca and is a self-employed professional learning consultant.  He splits time between Brentwood ,TN and Santa Rosa Beach, FL with his wife Paige, founder of Speaking Change.  They have two adult children.