By Amy Berg, Staff Writer
Nathaniel “Nat” Boyer is the new high school principal at GFW on the Winthrop campus. If the name Boyer sounds familiar in connection with the GFW school district, you’d be right in thinking so.
Boyer’s father, Tony Boyer, was the GFW superintendent for the 2010-2011 school year, plus the first half of the next school year. He served as superintendent between Stephen Malone and Jeff Bertrang.
“Education has been a pillar in my family for so long,” Boyer said. “My parents always stressed the importance of education and encouraged our participation in it.”
Boyer has 16 years teaching experience and 17 years of coaching experience.
He has taught varying subjects to fourth through sixth grade. Boyer said math was his favorite to teach.
Boyer has been a teacher at a variety of locations, including Janesville, Tracy, Prior Lake/Savage, and New Prague. Most recently, he spent four years teaching sixth grade at Norwood Young America.
This position is the first time Boyer has stepped permanently from the teaching side to the administrative side. He feels he is ready to start the new chapter of his educational life.
“I had a very good 16 years teaching but I always saw my career evolving into an administrative role at some point,” Boyer said.
Boyer grew up in New Richland, Minnesota. He obtained his undergraduate degree after studying at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato and Minnesota State University-Mankato (MSU). He stayed at MSU to complete his master’s degree and then his specialist K-12 degree, which he just completed in December 2013. The specialist K-12 license enables him to be a principal.
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