Last week, the Spencer-Owen Community School Board approved a measure to officially name Greg Linton the corporation's Superintendent.
He had been serving as Interim Superintendent since March 2009 following the resignation of Marsha Turner-Shear.
Linton grew up in Clay County and still lives here. He graduated from Northview High School in 1985 and Indiana State University.
His first teaching assignment as in third-grade at Gosport Elementary School in 1989.
He was there for two years before becoming a fourth-grade teacher at Spencer Elementary.
Linton then became Principal at Spencer Elementary and was there for six years before leaving to take the position at North Clay.
He was at North Clay for four years before becoming Assistant Superintendent at SOCS.
"I had enjoyed teaching, but I also enjoy administration," Linton told The Brazil Times. "I've been very fortunate in that sense to work in a number of buildings with what I consider to be a very good staff."
Linton said while there are differences between teaching and being in administration, they are still similar.
"In one sense, there aren't a lot of differences in the fact that you're still dealing with parents and you're focused on student achievement," he said. "But there are a lot of other issues you deal with (in administration). The responsibilities are much broader."
Linton said he is currently focusing on two issues at SOCS: Student achievement and the corporation's financial status.
"I'd like to see all of our schools in the district making AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) on a regular basis," Linton said. "And like all other school corporations, with cuts from the state, we'll have to continually monitor our budget.
"We could be better. Currently, we are running on a very tight budget. We're in better shape today than we were a year ago, but we still have more work to do."