Michelle Boyd, Ed.D.

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Michelle Boyd, Ed.D.


Assistant Superintendentof Exceptional Education & Student Services
, Boyd received her Bachelor of Science in Education in Special Education and Elementary Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She later earned her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Maryland College Park and Doctor of Education in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership at the College of William and Mary. Dr. Boyd has worked in various capacities during her professional tenure to include service in the following systems: Montgomery County Public Schools (MD), Henrico County Public Schools (VA), and Virginia Department of Correctional Education. Since 2007, Dr. Boyd has supported students and staff in Richmond Public Schools as the Secondary Coordinator for Instruction, Director of Exceptional Education and Students Services, and Executive Director for Exceptional Education and Student Services.

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 Tamica Epps

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Tamica Epps


Executive Director of Human Resources
, Epps is a seasoned human resources professional with over 11 years of experience in generalist and specialized areas of human resources.  Her background consists of leadership roles at several Fortune 100 companies such as McKesson Corporation and Altria.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Virginia Union University, a Master’s of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a post-baccalaureate degree in Human Resources Management from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Mrs. Epps also holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and is a member of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

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 Candice Hunter

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Candice Hunter


Chief of Staff and Title IX Compliance Officer, Hunter is
 responsible for the offices of Communications and Media Relations, Community Partnerships, and Grants and Development. She also contributes significantly to the compliance and human resources functions of the district.  Prior to joining the district, Ms. Hunter served in several leadership capacities within higher public and private education institutions, most recently as department chairperson for the School of Business at Miami Dade College. Ms. Hunter's leadership is centered on the integration of human capital and systems for organizational effectiveness and seamless change management processes.  Her experience in academic administration includes several roles in human resources. Hunter is a certified senior professional in human resources and content writer for the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).     

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 Abe Jeffers

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Abe Jeffers


Assistant Superintendent of Schools
, Jeffers oversees twenty four elementary, middle, high and specialty schools. Prior to joining Richmond Public Schools in May 2014, Jeffers served as a high school science teacher in Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio and Maryland as well as an administrator in Tennessee, Ohio and Virginia. He worked as high school principal for over five years in Northern Virginia and as a high school assistant principal in central Ohio and Northern Virginia. Jeffers has served on the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP) Board of Directors for three years, led AdvancEd visitation teams, and is a nationally certified trainer for the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL).

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 Andrea Kane, Ph.D.

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Andrea Kane, Ph.D.


Associate Superintendent of Academic Services
, Kane oversees the areas of Curriculum & Instruction, Professional Development, Federal Programs/Title I, Assessment Literacy & Research, Data & Testing, Career and Technical Education, School Improvement & Innovation, Early Learning and the instructional side of Information Communication and Technology Services.  A priority for the Office of Academic Services for 2016-17 is to build systemic capacity for instruction with a goal of progressive improvement in student performance as outlined in the district Academic Improvement Plan.   Dr. Kane earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Sweet Briar College; a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction and  Certification in Administration & Supervision from Loyola College in Maryland; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University.  Prior to serving as a member of Dr. Bedden’s Cabinet, Dr. Kane served in Anne Arundel County, MD for 23 years as a teacher, principal, Manager for Elementary School Improvement, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, and Associate Superintendent for School Performance supervising 125 schools
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 Thomas Kranz

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Thomas Kranz


Chief Operating Officer
, Kranz is a certified public accountant and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of New Orleans. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at Hamilton County Schools in Chattanooga, TN, and as the Chief of Educational Support Services at Okaloosa County Schools in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Kranz’s experience also includes over 20 years of public and private sector experience in finance and operations.

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 Anthony Leonard, Ph.D.

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Anthony Leonard, Ph.D.


Assistant Superintendent of Schools
, Leonard completed a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech with dissertation research on “Principal’s Perception of Bullying”, two Master of Arts degrees from George Mason University in Curriculum and Supervision and Education Administration, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the West Virginia Institute of Technology. Leonard also completed post-doctoral courses through Virginia Tech (Aspiring Superintendents) and University of Virginia (Statewide Community of Practice for Excellence) programs. Dr. Leonard’s life motto is, “Never Give Up, Never Quit”.

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 T. David Myers

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T. David Myers


Chief Financial Officer,
Myers is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Myers has previously served as Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations for Hanover County Public Schools,  Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance for Chesterfield County Public Schools and Assistant Superintendent of Finance, as well as, Acting Superintendent with distinction in the Henrico County Public Schools. Myers is also an adjunct professor with the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University, teaching master’s and post-master’s courses to school administrators aspiring to achieve principal licensure by the Commonwealth of Virginia.   Mr. Myers also provides leadership as a board member for the Office of Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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