Tom Sims 2017 National Magnet School Principal

Tom Sims 2017 National Magnet School Principal
Tom SimsDickinson Fine Arts Academy Principal, Tom Sims has been named the 2017 National Magnet School Principal of the Year by the Magnet Schools of America! The National Magnet School Principal of the Year is acknowledged by their peers for their exemplary contributions made to their profession. Mr. Sims has led Dickinson through a dramatic turnaround from a failing school to a high performing Fine Arts and STEAM magnet. Dickinson has been recognized for achieving the highest academic gains of any school in the state and has been designated an "A" school by the State of Indiana and has been selected the Magnet Schools of America School of Excellence two out of the last three years. 

Mr. Sims has shown diligence in securing grants, building bridges between the academy and the community, and dedication to meeting the academic needs of students and professional support needs of faculty and staff which has led to the immense success of the school. 

South Bend Community School Corporation is proud of Thomas Sims and all he has accomplished at Dickinson Fine Arts Academy. Congratulations Tom Sims!