Tamala Boyd is Executive Director of Teach Plus Memphis. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Instruction Curriculum and Leadership from the University of Memphis where she is ABD.
Tamala has devoted fourteen years of enthusiastic work in urban schools as a teacher, assistant principal, and most recently middle school principal. As a classroom teacher, Tamala created a district-recognized new teacher support program while serving as Assistant Principal at White Station High School (Memphis, TN) from 2003-2006. In April 2006, Tamala was appointed Principal of Wooddale Middle School to begin the 2007-2008 school year. Most recently, Tamala was recognized by the TN Association of Middle Schools as the 2010 West TN Administrator of the Year.
Tamala earned a B.A. in English from Tougaloo College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Jackson State University.
September 29, 2011 / Tamala Boyd
It may be less than 10 minutes from Elvis’ Graceland, but around Hamilton High School, the Wildcats are King.
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