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Stephanie Byrd

Stephanie Byrd

Payne Elementary School

Stephanie Byrd is the new principal at Payne Elementary School for School Year 2016-2017. Byrd has worked in Washington, DC schools for 20 years. Most recently, she has served at Woodson Senior High School and J.O. Wilson Elementary school as a Mary Jane Patterson Fellow. In DC Public Schools, Byrd has taught students in kindergarten, first grade, and special education. She has also served as an academic dean, a director of school operations, and an assistant principal. As a District native, Byrd leads by building community both inside and outside of the school building, all in service of academic excellence. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Howard University and her master’s in curriculum and instruction from The George Washington University. Her Twitter handle is @bnStephanie.