Phyllis Doty was sworn as superintendent of Logan County Schools Monday afternoon during a Board of Education meeting held at Three Mile Curve.
Doty was selected to fill the position following the retirement of Wilma Zigmond.
Administering the oath was Logan County Circuit Judge Eric O’Briant.
Doty, speaking briefly following the ceremony, said she had worked for five different superintendents in the last 18 years.
“They all had different leadership styles,” Doty said. “And I will probably use them all.”
Doty said she has several different initiatives in the horizon that she will propose to the board.
“I believe they will make a difference in the achievements of our kids. Not only in achievements, but also in attendance of our students,” Doty said. “If we are going to offer these children a rigorous and relevant curriculum, then we have to give the support to them that they need.”
Doty said her vision for the county is to strive for excellence.
“I know we can do that, we’ve done it before,” Doty said. “We can be successful.”
Doty said she will be firm and always fair.
“If you tell people the truth, they will respect that,” Doty said. “The decisions I make you may not always be happy with them but they will be for the best of the children and our employees.”
Following a brief executive session, the BOE members voted to have meetings on the second and fourth Thursday each month at the Ralph R. Willis Career Center beginning at 6 p.m. for the school term 2013-14.