Mr. Byrd is entering his twenty-second year as an educator, the last three of which he has served as the Assistant Principal of Administration at YDMS. He started his career in January of 1996 as an English teacher and coach at Byrd High School, his alma mater, after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana Tech University in August of 1995. Mr. Byrd earned his M.A.T. from Centenary College in 2001.
Since coming to Youree Drive in August of 2014 he has been instrumental in cutting the number of suspensions in half, establishing an on-campus mentoring program for at-risk students, establishing Youree’s own branded app, working with faculty to establish anti-bullying organizations, starting a swim team, partnering with Barnes & Noble to begin YDMS Book Talks to encourage summer reading, and using social media to highlight the successes of Youree’s students.
He is married to Amanda Byrd, a senior counselor at Byrd High School. The couple have two children; Caleb, a sophomore at Louisiana Tech University, and Caitlin, a seventh grader at Caddo Middle Magnet.