GREENCASTLE, PA. - After 12 years as superintendent of the Greencastle-Antrim School District, P. Duff Rearick will close his office door for the last time today.
Rearick came to the school district in 1980 as an assistant high school principal and after a brief time working in neighboring districts, he returned to Greencastle in 1995 as superintendent.
Today does not mark the beginning of retirement for Rearick, but rather a new career path.
"My work is my play," he said. "I don't think I will ever retire, just transition to something new."
Jack Appleby, director of secondary education for the Greencastle-Antrim School District has worked closely with Rearick during the last 12 years.
He described the lifelong educator as a visionary, a "wizard" in the realm of education.
"He was able to create Camelot," Appleby said. "We are a public school district that looks like a private one."
For 12 years the administration of the Greencastle-Antrim School District has approached education as a whole - encompassing all grades.