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Salem High School                                                                                                                                                                               725 Brown Place

3551 Underwood Road                                                                                                                                                   Decatur, GA 30030-3907

Conyers, GA 30013                                                                                                                                                                                  404-291-1359

770-929-0176 ext. 238                                                                                                                                                            boyd-hobbs@att.net



T-6 Clear Renewable Georgia Educator Certificate (#402129, expires 06/30/12)

            English 7-12, Gifted In-Field, and Teacher Support Specialist



Rockdale County Public Schools, Teacher Support Specialist Endorsement Program, 2006-2007.

Rockdale County Public Schools, Gifted Education Endorsement Program, 2003-2004.

Georgia State University, College of Education, Alternative Teacher Certification Program, 2001-2002.  (GPA 4.0)

Oglethorpe University, College Board Advanced Placement Institute Certification, Summer 2000.

University of Georgia, Specialist, English (Multicultural Literature), 1999. (GPA 4.0)

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, M.A., English, 1993. (GPA 3.83)

Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, West Africa, Graduate Study in African Literature, 1991-92. (GPA 4.0)

Presbyterian College, B.A. and B.S., summa cum laude, English and Business Administration, 1990.  (GPA 3.835)

University of London, study-abroad program, fall 1989.




Salem High School, Department of English (1999-present).  Teacher of Advanced Placement English Literature, Gifted World Literature, Gifted Humanities, British Literature, Reading Enrichment, and Creative Writing.

University of Georgia, Department of English (1995-99).  Instructor of Record in Freshman Composition, On-Line Freshman Composition, Multicultural Freshman Composition, and Multicultural American Literature survey; Tutor in the Writing Center.

University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1990-91 and 1992-93). Instructor of Record in Freshman Composition; Tutor in the Writing Center.




English Department Chair, Salem High School, 2007-present.

Head Coach, Salem High School Varsity Swimming Team, 2007-present.

Gifted Coordinator, Salem High School, 2006-present.

Teacher Support Specialist Mentor, 2006-present.

Assistant Coach, Salem High School Varsity Swimming Team, 2005-2007.

Sponsor, Salem High School Senior Class, 2004-2007.

Advisor, Salem High School English Honor Society, 2001-present.

Coach, Varsity Academic Team, 2000-present.




Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award, U. S. Department of Education, 2005.

Outstanding Technology-Integrating Teacher of the Year, Rockdale County Public Schools, 2004-05.

STAR Teacher, Salem High School, 2001-02, 2004-05.

Superintendent's Honor Teacher (chosen by Top Ten students), Rockdale County Public Schools, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09.

Mini-Grant Recipient for Transmediation in Language Arts, Rockdale County Public Schools Foundation, 2003-2004.

Teacher of the Year Finalist, Salem High School, 2001-02, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09.

Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society in Education, Georgia State University Chapter, 2001-2002.

University of Georgia's Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, 1999.

Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society, University of Georgia Chapter, 1995-1999.

Rotary Foundation International Fellowship (full scholarship for international travel and study at Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone, West Africa), 1991-92.

Outstanding Senior in English, Presbyterian College, 1990.

Outstanding Junior in Business Administration, Presbyterian College, 1989.

Oeland Scholarship for English, Presbyterian College, 1989-90.

Quattlebaum Honor Scholarship, Presbyterian College, 1986-90 (full academic scholarship for tuition, room, and board).





National Level

Faculty Consultant and National Exam Reader (Advanced Placement English Literature), College Board and Educational Testing Services, 2003-present.

Reviewer of grant proposals, Advanced Placement Incentive Program, U. S. Department of Education, 2006.

Presenter, “Unmasking the Other: Conversation Partners in the ESL & Multicultural Composition Classroom,” 49th Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication,  Chicago, IL;  Apr. 2, 1998.

Presenter, “The Multicultural Classroom:  Teaching Diversity in a (Relatively) Homogeneous Environment,” 56th Annual College Language Association Convention;  Winston-Salem, NC;  Apr. 13, 1996.

State Level

Presenter, “Writing for Success on the AP Literature and Composition Exam;” SIA-AP Literature and Comp Exam Essays,Real World Writing Series; Elluminate Live! Webinar Professional Development ; Georgia Department of Education; Dec. 10, 2008.

Presenter, “Teaching to the Test: Preparing Students to Write AP Literature Exam Essays,” Georgia Department of Education; Advanced Placement Content Workshops; Oct. 3, 2008.

Participant, Content Literacy Module, Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting; Aug. 20, 2008.

Writer, Georgia Performance Standards for Reading and Multicultural Literature , Georgia Department of Education, April 2008.

Member, State Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council , Georgia Department of Education, 2007-08.

Contributor, Student Work and Teacher Commentary for British Literature Expository and Technical Writing, Georgia Department of Education, 2007.

Guest Lecturer, “Personality Types, Learning Preferences, & Multiple Intelligences: Keys for Successful Teaching and Learning,” Piedmont College Specialist in Education Program;  May 24, 2007 and June 21, 2007.

Participant, Georgia Academic Coaching Academy,  Georgia Department of Education,  2006-present.

Presenter, “Implementing the Language Arts Georgia Performance Standards in Grades 9-12 in Rockdale County,” Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors;  Athens, GA. Sept. 30, 2004.

Grader, Georgia Regents' Essay Examination, 1997-99.

District Level

Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS), 2007-08.

Presenter, “Reading and Writing Instruction Best Practices,”  RCPS Pre-Planning Professional Development Workshop for English teachers, grades 6-12;  July 24, 2007.

Member, English Coordinator Hiring Committee, RCPS, July 2007.

Presenter, “Creating and Using Rubrics for Performance Standards,” Teaching Academy, RCPS;  Jan. 17, 2007.

Member, Georgia Performance Standards Persuasive Writing Vertical Alignment committee, RCPS, 2006-07.

Presenter, “Unit Planning for Georgia Performance Standards,” RCPS Pre-Planning Professional Development Wokshop for English teachers, grades 9-12;  July 25, 2006.

Presenter, “Designing Effective Assessments,” New Teacher Orientation, RCPS; July 23, 2006.

Member, Summer Reading GPS Unit Development Committee, RCPS;  summer 2006.

Member, Georgia Performance Standards English 6-12 development committee, RCPS, 2004-05.

Presenter, “New Teacher on the Block: Teaching English on the Block Schedule,”  Professional Development Workshop,  RCPS;  Oct. 11, 1999.

School Level

Leader, Strategic Planning committee for interdisciplinary learning, problem-solving, and critical-thinking, May 2008.

Member, Building Leadership Team, Salem High School, 2007-present.

Presenter, “Backward Design: Unit Planning with Georgia Performance Standards,” Professional Learning Workshop, Salem High School;  Sept. 28, 2007.

Member, Professional Learning Organizing Committee, Salem High School, 2006-present.

Discussion Leader, “Rigor and Expectations in the Classroom,” Lunch-and-Learn,  Salem High School; Feb. 8, 2006.

Presenter, “Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students in the AP Classroom,”  Advanced Placement Faculty Workshop, Salem High School;  Oct. 24, 2006.

Discussion Leader, “Making the Advanced Placement Program Work,” Professional Development Workshop, Salem High School;  Feb. 16, 2001.

Voting Member, hiring committee, Salem High School, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Representative, Freshman English Committee, University of Georgia, 1998-99.

Graduate Student Representative,  Academic Affairs Honor Council, University of Georgia, 1995-99.

Chairperson, Freshman English Final Exam Committee, University of Georgia, Fall 1995.




InterWrite Board Trained Teacher (daily utilization of interactive technology in classroom), Salem High School, 2005-present.

Developer and Teacher, English 12 and Advanced Placement English 12 online courses, Rockdale Virtual Campus (RCPS Pilot Program), 2004-2008.

Instructor,  On-Line Freshman Composition courses (utilizing technology of the internet, e-mail, and virtual classroom through the Gerogia Online Teaching Initative), 1996-99.

Presenter, “Re-placing the Teacher?:  On-Line Composition Courses and the Transformation of Tradition,” Computers and Writing Online Conference;  Apr. 8, 1999.

Presenter, “Invisible Privilege, Visible Power: On-Line Interaction between American and International Students,” 50th Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication; Atlanta, GA; Mar. 26, 1999.

Consultant, Tip Top: Georgia Perimeter College On-line/Web Teaching Initiative, 1998.

Invited Guest Panelist, “Becoming Invisible: Teaching Courses On-Line,”  Georgia Perimeter College Teaching Conference; Decatur, GA; Apr. 25, 1998.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Representative, English Department Committee on Computer-Assisted Instruction in Freshman Composition, University of Georgia, 1997-98.




“Anthony Amendment” and “New York Association for the Protection of Colored Women.” Historical Encyclopedia of Black Feminism.  Ed. Imani Lillie B. Fryar.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999.

“The Folk, the Blues, and the Problems of Mule Bone.”  The Langston Hughes Review 13.1 (Fall 94/Spring 95):  33-44.

“Gladys Riddle Hampton.”  Notable Black American Women II.  Ed. by Jessie Carney Smith. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1996.  274-76.

 “‘To Be a Woman!  To Live the Life of a Woman!’: the Transformation of Feminism in Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter.” Camel Tracks: Critical Perspectives on the Literatures of Countries in the African Sahel.  Eds. Debra Boyd-Buggs and Joyce Hope Scott.  Africa World Press, 1999.




Georgia Association of Educators (GAE), Georgia Association for Gifted Children (GAGC), National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), National Education Association (NEA), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)




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