George L. Duffy III, SCOPE Education Services, Executive Director/CEO

George L. Duffy III,  SCOPE Education Services, Executive Director/CEO

George L. Duffy III was appointed executive director/CEO of SCOPE Education Services effective July 1, 2012.

Prior to this, Mr. Duffy served as SCOPE’s deputy director for Student Services for six years with responsibility for one of the core programs of this not-for-profit educational organization that serves all of Long Island’s 124 school districts.

Mr. Duffy is a retired school superintendent, having served in that leadership position at both the Riverhead Central School District and the Seaford Union Free School District.

Leading up to this role, Mr. Duffy spent his early years in education at the Kings Park Central School District first as a science teacher and chemistry/physics teacher, then as science department chairman at the high school level and, finally, increasing his responsibility to become Assistant Principal, Middle School  Principal and High School Principal.

Currently, Mr. Duffy is a retired member of the New York State Council of School Superintendents, Nassau County Council of School Superintendents and Suffolk County School Superintendents Associations, as well as the American Association of School Administrators and New York State School Boards Association.

As an active member of the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association, he served as secretary and treasurer. He has presented at New York State and National Conferences on the topic of middle-level education.

Currently, as the executive director of SCOPE Education Services, he represents Long Island as a member of the New York State Study Council and served as President of the National School Development Council.

In addition, Mr. Duffy is a member of The National Association of Child Care Professionals and completed training and recognition in 2009 to validate early childcare programs nationally.

Mr. Duffy has recently received the following recognition:

  • John’s University 2019 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award
  • Stony Brook University School of Professional Development 2019 Dr. Robert Moraghan Outstanding Service Award
  • The First Baptist Church of Riverhead The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Award for Meritorious Service Award for 2020
  • New York State Council of School Superintendents as the 2020 recipient of the Friends of the Council Award
  • ERASE Racism Abraham Krasnoff Courage and Commitment Award for 2021
  • Kings Park Touchdown Club 2022 Honoree
  • Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation 2023 Honoree
  • Shanti Fund 2023 Peace Celebration Chief Guest
  • Honorary Life Member in the New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (2024)

Mr. Duffy holds a bachelor of science in education from Norwich University and a master of arts in liberal studies from SUNY, Stony Brook.

Additional educational programs completed include a professional degree in educational administration from LIU CW Post College and a certificate of studies in labor relations from Cornell University.

Advice for other business leaders:

Believe in and take pride in your business/organization. Set high standards and be passionate about the services you provide. Maintain high expectations for your employees, always supporting and encouraging them to demonstrate that same level of passion and pride in their work.

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