teresa price boyd

Longleaf's new principal, Teresa Price Boyd. Photo provided by Richland Two.

Representatives from Richland School District Two announced Wednesday that Longleaf Middle School will soon be welcoming a new principal.

Teresa Price Boyd will be moving into her new role as principal starting July 1. Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis recommended Boyd, and the school district approved the decision June 9.

“Ms. Boyd is a beloved administrator at Longleaf who has an extensive record of doing what’s right for students and their families," Davis said. "Her involvement in the Richland Two Assistant Principals academy, AVID implementation, behavior education and other professional development activities has honed her skills to meet the challenges of this position."

Boyd will replace current principal, Robert Jackson, who is leaving to assume the principalship at Westwood High School. Boyd currently serves as assistant principal at Longleaf and has served in the same capacity at Muller Road Middle and Blythewood Middle.

She said being a part of the leadership team at Longleaf along with the other schools has prepared her for the new role. "I am very knowledgeable about the students, parents, employees, school culture and climate at Longleaf. I will continue to support teaching and learning here as we continue to create and sustain an environment where all students thrive," she said. "I invite the Longleaf family to continue to work collaboratively as we move with purpose to provide each of our students the very best education possible."

Boyd's educational career began in Rock Hill as a math teacher at both Sullivan Middle School and Northwestern High School. She has experience at multiple middle and high schools as a math teacher, guidance counselor and dean of students. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and Master of Education in guidance and counseling from Winthrop University. Her Master of Education and Educational Specialist degree in educational leadership is from the University of South Carolina.

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