The Jacksonville North Pulaski School District Board of Education has selected District administrator Dr. Bryan Duffie to become its next superintendent. Duffie is set to take over after current Superintendent Tony Wood retires at the end of June 2017.
“It is a privilege to serve the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District, and I am honored the Board has confidence in my ability,” said Duffie. “I’ve been given time to get to know teachers, administrators and support staff as we work as a team to improve JNPSD.”
Duffie joined the District last July as assistant superintendent for support services and oversees transportation, maintenance, child nutrition, technology, security, health services and finance.
“Dr. Duffie has been involved in the daily operation of the District and will not require months to get up to speed,” said Superintendent Wood. “He has six years experience as a superintendent, which is critical as the District embarks on a vast school construction program and continues its commitment to attain unitary status in a long-running desegregation case.”
Wood will continue to serve with the same energy and commitment to providing quality programming for students while operating the District in the most fiscally responsible manner possible until his retirement. There is much to celebrate in JNPSD and the District’s accomplishments will continue to grow largely because of the leadership of Wood, Duffie and Dr. Jeremy Owoh, assistant superintendent of curriculum/instruction and desegregation.
By leveraging resources and through hard work and focus, JNPSD will continue to be a strong, vibrant school system.