Good-Bye Celebration for Superintendent Dan Boyd
In just five days Superintendent Dan Boyd will retire after serving nine years as head of Alachua County Public Schools.
On Wednesday members of the school district held a private celebration for Boyd at Gainesville High School.
There were several pictures of Boyd displayed in the room.
Many of the pictures were taken during his time as a Public Educator in Alachua County.
Dozens of co-workers attended the event and cheered for Boyd when he arrived.
One man we spoke to said it's sad to see Boyd retire, but they appreciate all he's done for the community.
"It's just a privilege to serve with a man who has a vision for great things for our kids and education. Not only here, but I feel he has been a leader around the state," said Former State Representative Perry McGriff.
"I loved every bit of it and I am privileged to have worked in Alachua County for all these years," said Superintendent Dan Boyd.
Boyd began his career as a teacher at waldo community school in 1964.
He announced his retirement plans in mid august and next Monday will be his last day on the job.
Deputy Superintendent Hershel Lyons will serve as Interim Superintendent beginning October 1, 2013.
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