Social Studies Team
Welcome to McKeel Academy of Technology!!
Hello, I'm Ms. Boyd! I am a mom of two wonderful sons, Asher and Aiden, and one spoiled Labrador named BiBi! I love to travel and explore! Hand me a cup of coffee and I'm ready to ROCK! HA!
In 1996, I earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southeastern College in Secondary English Education with a minor in Communications. My minor was diversified between general Mass Communications and Literary History. I also have a Master’s degree from the University of South Florida in Reading, K-12 Education with an emphasis on Reading in the Social Studies classroom. My certifications include Elementary Education, grades K-6; English, grades 6-12; History, grades 6-12; and Reading, grades K-12. I also carry the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement. Just recently, I completed my first year in the Doctoral program at USF. I am focusing my research on innovative curriculum and instruction in Social Studies and beyond.
Throughout my career, I’ve also had the opportunity to participate with the Teaching American History Grant twice from the University of Florida. This has led me to several GREAT research opportunities at Plymouth, Jamestown, St. Augustine, Boston, MA. and Charleston, SC. During last spring break, I was able to travel to Paris, France and even visited the palace of Versailles! Next summer, I will help Mrs. Ewert on an EF Educational Trip as one of her chaperones to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome! Traveling is just so exciting!
This school year I hope you join a club, sports team, or both. We have a lot of choices at MAT. I'm happy to once again sponsor the Interact Club at McKeel and I'm looking forward to our annual Veterans Day Celebration. In addition, I am a co-sponsor of History Guild (History Fair Competition) with Mrs. Fishburn and a new History honor society entitled Rho Kappa with Mrs. Batson. If you love History, talk to one of us! Do not be afraid to think, share, and dream! History can teach us a lot about ourselves and connected stories. I am looking forward to all our future adventures!
Supply List 2022/2023
- Two subject notebook
- Two packs of 3M Sticky Notes
- Colored Pencils or Pens
- Regular Pencil/Pens
- Earbuds/Headphones (Compatible with school issued iPad)