For her entire career, Dr. Barbara Boyd has been fighting for a better future for the people of Calhoun and Talladega counties, and she is not going to stop. During her more than four decades as an educator, she fought to improve Alabama’s schools. It was that promise that inspired her to join the Alabama House of Representatives, where she has battled to improve our state’s education system, and take the fight further: to improve healthcare; to enhance economic opportunity; and to create high-paying jobs in the 32nd District.
Dr. Boyd’s life has revolved around community, education and Public Service. She was born in Anniston on January 31, 1937, and attended Cobb High School. She received her B.A. from Miles College, and her M.A. and Doctoral Degree in education from the University of Alabama. She is the mother of two children, Frank Jr. and Reginald. She serves on the Trustee Board of the Murray Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and is a member of the Dorcas Art and Social Club. She also is a member of the Alabama New South Coalition and a lifetime member of the NAACP and National Council of Negro Women.
It is that sense of community and career as an educator that has informed everything Dr. Boyd has done in the House of Representatives. She is a principled, progressive and proven leader who believes in teamwork; in innovation; in drawing on knowledge from every possible source; and in creating sustainable solutions.