Embattled Texas High School Gets New Principal

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A new principal will take the reins of a West Texas high school that's mired in a cheating scandal, which landed the superintendent in jail and put the school district on probation.

Jesse Teran will begin his work at Bowie High School on Tuesday, filling the position that's been vacant since Jesus Chavez was reassigned in April, the El Paso Times reported.

Teran said he's the person to rebuild the trust broken during the scandal.

"I really do feel I'm the perfect person for the job," Teran told the El Paso Times. "I care about and have the passion for Bowie, for the community.

"I grew up six blocks away. I've roamed the halls. I've been where the students are," said the 1989 Bowie High graduate.

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