2014-09-09 / Front Page

Linton Departing Spencer-Owen For Superintendent’s Post At Cloverdale

by Travis Curry

The Hoosier Topics received word late last week of Spencer-Owen Community Schools Superintendent Greg Linton’s pending departure. He has reportedly accepted the superintendent’s position for Cloverdale Community Schools, left vacant following the recent departure of longtime superintendent Dr. Carrie Milner.

Linton, who received a $10,000 increase in March of this year to bring his annual S-OCS salary to $110,008, will reportedly earn an annual basic salary of $108,000 under the terms of an agreement with the Cloverdale Community School Corporation. His first day as superintendent of CCSC will be September 26.

A classroom teacher at Gosport and Spencer elementary schools for six and a half years, Linton moved into the position of assistant principal at SES when Dean Wygant was the principal during the 1996-1997 school year. When Wygant resigned at the end of the school term, Linton was in the position to move up to the top post at SES, a potential move that produced an as then unprecedented show of support from the school’s staff. Teachers and other SES staff members filled the board room to support him in the summer of 1997, and responded to his approval with loud applause similar to the applause he received after being named superintendent in December of 2009.

Linton left his post as SES principal in 2002 to accept an assignment as principal at North Clay Middle School in Brazil, returning four years later to accept the S-OCS assistant superintendent position, a post he would hold for the next two years before assuming the interim role.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the next superintendent of Spencer-Owen Community Schools,” Linton told the Spencer Evening World following a nearly 90-minute school board meeting where he was named superintendent in early December of 2009. “I have had the good fortune to work for this school system as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and now as superintendent. I look forward to working with all employees of the corporation to provide students with the best education we can offer, and I appreciate the many kind words of encouragement and support from staff and community members during the selection process.”

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