Growing up a Lawrence native and with my husband (Bobby) and I putting our roots down here, we knew Hilltop was where we HAD to send our kids. We survived the dreaded “waiting list” and the Boyd Family was provided the opportunity to join the Hilltop Family in 2014 when our son, Hank, became a Cricket. Since then, we have transitioned through the building and are now nestled in the Jayhawk Room. Our daughter, Laney, started at Hilltop this fall and we have seen her flourish into quite the independent, courageous little lady!
I joined the Board of Directors as a parent member in January 2017, and I currently serve as the Chair of the Teacher Support Committee. I am very passionate about my child's education and support for educators - I have a strong lineage of teachers and coaches in my family ... so from a young age, I've understood the value and importance of education and quality teachers! My participation on this committee, is my little way of showing my HUGE appreciation for Hilltop and to all of the people that make it as fabulous as it is! More importantly, I enjoy working with a group toward the common goal of providing the best possible education, atmosphere and growth experiences for our little humans. We need to embrace our children but provide them a place to play, learn and grow safely.
I have spent my professional career on KU’s campus, with over a decade of fundraising for the Williams Education Fund at Kansas Athletics, and now serving as part of the Dean’s support team at the School of Business. I received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education, both from the University of Kansas, and am a third-generation Jayhawk.
In our spare time, the Boyds love sports, concerts, KU/community events, being outside and visiting the family farm.