Darlington County Board of Education names Dr. Bill Boyd interim superintendent

Darlington County Board of Education names Dr. Bill Boyd interim superintendent
Posted on 08/15/2017
Dr. Bill BoydDARLINGTON, S.C. – Monday night, the Darlington County Board of Education selected Dr. Willie “Bill” Boyd Sr. as interim superintendent of the Darlington County School District (DCSD).

The office of the superintendent is being filled after former Superintendent Dr. Eddie Ingram departed for the same position in Berkeley County School District.

“We are very pleased to have Dr. Bill Boyd agree to serve as our interim superintendent as we begin a new school year,” said Jamie Morphis, chairman of the Darlington County Board of Education. “With more than 50 years experience in education, almost 30 in district leadership roles within our district, Dr. Boyd knows what needs to be done and how to do it. He knows our people, our schools, and our communities, and he is very good at bringing people together. We’ve had a great start to the year thus far, but if something does come up, Dr. Boyd has the knowledge, experience, and ability to handle it. I think Dr. Boyd is the best choice to guide us through this transition, and the rest of the board unanimously agreed.”

Boyd has worked in the DCSD for 50 years, 28 in district administration. He previously served the district as a teacher, assistant principal, principal at multiple schools, transportation director, assistant to the superintendent, assistant superintendent for administration, and his most recent role as associate superintendent.

“I appreciate the opportunity to lead the district and I am thankful for the confidence the board has placed in me,” Boyd said. “Together we have already accomplished a great deal, but we are not finished. I have a good working relationship with the board, as well as our principals and employees. We are going to give it 110%.”

Boyd serves on the Florence-Darlington Technical College Board of Directors, as well as the McLeod Health Board of Trustees and the First Church of God Board of Trustees. He is a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He is married to Patricia White Boyd, and they have four children.

The Darlington County Board of Education also announced that former DCSD Superintendent Dr. Rainey Knight will lead the search for a new district superintendent.