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.”