Williamson County Schools has appointed a new principal and several new administrators in the central office.

Patrick Boyd will be the principal of Woodland Middle School. He was previously the assistant principal at Centennial High School for six years, and taught at Ravenwood High School for nine years.

Boyd was an Army officer for four years before beginning a career in education. He has a Bachelor’s degree in history, a Master’s degree in educational administration and supervision and a Doctorate from Trevecca University.

The Executive Director of Secondary Schools, Dave Allen, has been named the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. He will replace Tim Gaddis who will be retiring at the end of August.

Allen started teaching in Ohio in 1995. He became an administrator in 1999 and joined Williamson County Schools in 2011 as the principal of Heritage Elementary School. Then he worked as the Executive Director of Career and Technical Education in 2014. He has served as Executive Director of Secondary Schools since 2017. In addition, he has served as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership at Lipscomb University since 2013.

Fairview High School Principal Juli Oyer will become the new Executive Director of Secondary Schools.

Oyer began her career in Williamson County Schools as a student support services teacher at Independence High. Before taking on the role of assistant principal at Fairview High School six years ago, she served as the assistant principal at Independence High School.

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