2015-2016 National Grand Prize Winner: Shane Thill

Shane Thill is Director of Second Chance Alternative High School and Assistant Principal of Mitchell Senior High School in the Mitchell School District 17-2 of South Dakota. He is admired and respected by students, parents, and colleagues throughout the district.

On February 17, 2016, Mr. Thill was surprised by the announcement that he is a LifeChanger of the Year Top 5 Finalist! Mr. Thill then attended the National LifeChanger of the Year Awards Ceremony on April 12th in Los Cabos, Mexico, where it was revealed that he is the National Grand Prize Winner! He received a $5,000 personal cash award and a $5,000 donation to his school.

Shane Thill is a life-changer in the community because of his ability to motivate students, his commitment to their growth, and his genuine interest in making the community and the world better places.

Mr. Thill has gone above and beyond his role as a teacher and administrator to make sure that students have a safe and nurturing environment that allows them to learn and explore who they are and achieve their full potential. Mr. Thill inspires his students by letting them know that their voices matter and that each individual has the opportunity to share their knowledge with the world. Mr. Thill is more than just an assistant principal – he is a role model for his students, parents, colleagues and the Mitchell community!

To read the comments left for Mr. Thill, visit his nominee profile here.