By Anne Marie Amacher
DAVENPORT — In his new appointment as president of Assumption High School, Andy Craig looks forward to more opportunities to do visioning for the school. Now serving as the high school’s principal, he will become its president July 1. He succeeds Linda Duffy, who plans to stay active as a part-time volunteer for Catholic education.
Craig, a 1995 Assumption High School graduate, has had a bond with his alma mater since his days a student. More recently, he served as a dean of students at Assumption before becoming principal two years ago. He is excited to continue to serve the Assumption community in his new role.
Duffy was serving as Assumption school board president when she was asked to become the school’s first president. “I intended to do it for two years – instead of seven,” she laughed.
She thought those two years would give her time to help establish the position. “But I found it intriguing,” she said. With 22 years of business experience, she dove right in and enjoyed the various aspects of her role as president.
“We’re better off now than we were seven years ago,” she said. “It was a good time to resign.”
But when she leaves her position June 30, Duffy is not walking away from Assumption or Catholic education. “I’m going to stay as a part-time volunteer working on the family tuition plan. I am still very dedicated to Catholic education and will do everything I can to continue to make that happen.”
Craig said, “Linda did a wonderful job and was ready to step back. I will continue to keep the visioning here at Assumption High School going.”
He said he got into education for a reason and will still be in education — in a different way. “I’ll still be involved. I will be making more CEO-type decisions and not be dealing with the academic portion as much.” Finances, visioning and mission will be his focus.
“Andy will do a great job. We have had a great relationship and things will happen,” Duffy said.
Assumption is conducting a search for a new principal.