On Tuesday, April 11, Grissom Middle School Principal Nathan Boyd was recognized by both houses of the Indiana State Legislature for being named 2016 Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year. Sen. Ryan Mishler (R, District 9, Majority Whip) submitted a Resolution, which was read on the Senate floor, and South Bend State Rep. Joe Taylor (D, District 7) also read a Resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives. Mr. Boyd received a standing ovation (see video below) by the state representatives! Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker was also on hand.
Mr. Boyd was named District 2 Middle School Principal of the Year in Spring 2016. Subsequently Boyd was named 2016 Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year by the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) in November. Boyd will represent Indiana at the National Association of Secondary School Principals Recognition Program in the Fall of 2017, where he’s up for National Principal of the Year. Last year, Boyd was also selected as a member of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce’s "Forty under 40” Class of 2016.