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Taft Principal Gets National Recognition
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - Before kids in Cedar Rapids finish up the school year, some of them are taking time to honor a middle school principal.
Taft Middle School Principal Gary Hatfield was recently named the top middle school principal in all of Iowa.
So on Wednesday, Taft students held a party of sorts.
Faculty members say Hatfield is always making sure everyone at the school is always learning, including students and teachers.
Hatfield says the recognition is nice bit it's about more than just him.
Hatfield is now eligible for the *national middle school principal of the year.
If he wins that title, he could win a five thousand dollar grant for the school.