Mentoring process gives new Cove teachers a steady start

Josshue Salinas, left, hands his mentor, Jessica Bredwell, right, a fork during the CCISD New Teacher/Mentor Luncheon last Thursday at the Copperas Cove Civic Center.

COPPERAS COVE — Josshue Salinas is one of many new teachers who will be joining the Copperas Cove Independent School District this year. Unlike many of those teachers, he has a background that may make teaching fifth grade science at Williams/Ledger Elementary School seem tame by comparison.

“I’ve been in the military for the last 19 years,” Salinas said last week during the annual CCISD New Teacher/Mentor Luncheon at the Copperas Cove Civic Center. “Three deployments to Iraq, one to Afghanistan ... I was in Africa as a company commander, spent about three years in command of an infantry rifle company.”

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