Bryan Duffie, superintendent of the Jacksonville / North Pulaski School District, accepted a position as Assistant Superintendent and Elected Superintendent of the Alma School District effective July 1.
Duffie and Alma’s superintendent David Woolly made separate but similar announcements early Wednesday of Duffie’s selection by the Alma School Board.
Duffie, 50, will work the Alma job with 3,300 students for a year, then replace Woolly as managing director of the Alma system when Woolly retires in June 2022, Woolly said.
Duffie, who has worked in the fledgling Jacksonville system for five years – one year as assistant superintendent and then as superintendent – said he would be leaving the district of 3,700 students effective June 30.
The Jacksonville Board last month extended Duffie’s contract for a year to give him the maximum three-year contract permitted under state law. Duffie’s annual salary is $ 160,000.
See Thursday’s Arkansas Democrat Gazette for more details.