Boyd Elementary school has a new principal

Springfield, MO—Springfield Public Schools has selected Dr. Angela Holloway Payne to serve as the next principal of Boyd Elementary School, effective July 1, 2019.
Dr. Holloway Payne’s education career includes 12 years as an elementary classroom teacher and 10 years as an elementary principal for Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tenn. During her time with Shelby County Schools, she was recognized as Administrator of the Year by the Tennessee Education Association. She has serves as the superintendent of Stafford USD 349 in Stafford, Kan. Dr. Holloway Payne’s husband, Dr. Richard Todd Payne, is a professor at Missouri State University.
Dr. Holloway Payne received a bachelor of arts in elementary education from the University of Memphis, a master of science in administration and supervision from Trevecca Nazarene University, and both an educational specialist degree and a doctorate in educational leadership from Union University.
“It is an honor to join Springfield Public Schools,” said Dr. Holloway Payne. “The opportunity to become part of the Boyd Elementary family is exciting! I look forward to learning about the rich traditions and history of our school. It is my passion to equip faculty and staff with the skills and resources to provide our students with a safe, supportive and enriched learning environment. Building positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, parents and community members will be an important part of every day.”
“We look forward to welcoming Dr. Holloway Payne to Springfield and to SPS,” said Dr. J Anderson, executive director of elementary learning for Springfield Public Schools. “It was obvious to the selection committee that she is passionate about providing students with a personalized learning experience unique to the abilities and interests of individual students, while supporting the work of teachers and staff who are instrumental to that work.”