Rhiannon Boyd

rhiannon_boyd@collegiate-va.org

Ms. Boyd serves as the Senior Capstone Coordinator at Collegiate School, a program empowering engaged, contributing citizens by nurturing students’ compassion, creativity and purpose.  These interdisciplinary courses focus on responsible citizenship, collaboration, leadership, design-thinking, experiential education through public sharing.  Her current courses include Ethics and the Engaged Citizen, Sustainable Solutions to the Future of Food, The River City, and Global Public Health.  She serves as conference course leader of the International Emerging Leaders Conference, a program bringing together 45 students from around the world to collaboratively design innovative solutions with a strong social entrepreneurship focus for environmental issues.

Ms. Boyd teaches the course and co-organizes TEDxYouth@RVA, a youth partnership with students from the greater Richmond region who together create TEDxYouth@RVA events building student skills in all aspects of the planning: curation, production, event management, fundraising, design and marketing.

She coordinates the Virginia High School Ethics Bowl, a statewide competition that serves as a qualifying event for the National High School Ethics Bowl at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In an Ethics Bowl, student teams present a position in response to real-world cases at the intersection of ethics with economics and public policy decision making.

Named a National Association of Independent School’s “Teacher of the Future” in 2014-2015, Ms. Boyd was one of only 35 teachers across the nation to receive the honor. Prior to her position at Collegiate School, Ms. Boyd taught philosophy and business ethics at the college level for over ten years.