Article from River City News stated:
Greg Duty is excited about becoming the new superintendent of the Southgate Schools. Duty is a graduate of Dayton High School, and coming back to the school district after teaching at Erlanger for 9 years was satisfying.
“It is an absolute honor to sit at my desk and look out my window and see the house I grew up in on 5th street,” he said. “I have been here 7 years, two years as assistant principal at the High School and five as the principal of Lincoln elementary. As a child I always loved the school experience. I love when the kids give me a hug. I am going to miss them.”
Duty said it was a great challenge, and a blessing to serve the community. He said it is always nice to be able to leave a place better than he found it, and he believes the whole district has positive momentum.
He said he believed that when it was time for him to move on, God would let him know, and that is what happened when he applied to be the superintendent at Southgate. He is looking forward to the challenges that the new job will bring.
“The thing I am proudest of is the kids working hard to be the best they can be,” Duty said. “I tried hard to recognize the kids for the achievements they had. Everybody deserves affirmation for the great things they do. I always tell the kids to live by the Golden rule and it will come back to them. Even if they would accomplish a tiny thing, to that child it is a big thing, and it should be recognized.”
Duty praised his teachers and staff, and said everyone from Superintendent Jay Brewer down has been a help to him.
“Everybody has a role to play, and they do it well here,” he said. “And I know one thing: the kids deserve the best so they can have the best chance to succeed.”