Stephanie Boyd

Martinsville City Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Boyd as the new Assistant Principal of Patrick Henry Elementary School, beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. Boyd will take over the role from Linda Littlejohn, who is retiring at the end of this school year after a distinguished career in education.


PHES Principal Cameron Cooper said she was excited to welcome Boyd to the team.


“Mrs. Littlejohn has been a valuable partner and friend to me while we served as administrators together,” Cooper said. “The Assistant Principal is a vital part of our student success as well as maintaining a positive culture and climate for students and staff. I look forward to working with Ms. Boyd to continue to support our positive school climate and push students to higher successes.”


Boyd brings 16 years of experience with Martinsville City Public Schools to her new position. She started as a 5th grade teacher at Albert Harris Elementary in 2008 before serving in various roles at Martinsville Middle School, including 6th grade science and English teacher, 7th and 8th grade English teacher, and most recently as the Instructional Coordinator since 2020.


"I am extremely excited and honored to be joining the Patrick Henry Elementary School family as Assistant Principal," said Boyd. "I look forward to working alongside the principal, teachers, staff, students, and families to build upon the school's culture and traditions of academic excellence to ensure the success of every child."


A veteran educator committed to student achievement, Boyd was named Martinsville City Schools’ District Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Ferrum College, a Master's in Curriculum & Instruction from Averett University, and a Master's in Administration and Supervision from Hampton University.


“I am thrilled to have Ms. Boyd joining the Patrick Henry Elementary family,” said MCPS Superintendent Dr. Zebedee Talley. “With her impressive academic background and her passion for educating our students, I know she will do an excellent job in her new role.”


Originally from Rocky Mount, Virginia, Boyd has made Martinsville her home since 2010 after being drawn to the engaged community during her first teaching job at Albert Harris Elementary. "Throughout my career here, I have consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to building relationships, student achievement, academic excellence, and the overall well-being of our students," Boyd said. "Being an educator is my calling and passion - there is no greater honor than uplifting, inspiring, and empowering the minds and hearts of our future leaders."