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Bowman spending last week as Corrigan ISD superintendent

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CORRIGAN, TX (KTRE) -

The school year is coming to a close and so is Bowman's time with Corrigan-Camden ISD.

"My job is not boring," Bowman said. "I get to do many different things. Being a school teacher, being an administrator we get to help a lot of different people. We get to deal with a broad spectrum of issues. It's never boring. But mostly we feel like we're making a difference and helping someone."

Bowman has spent the last 39 years making a difference in Texas school districts.

Growing up he had the chance to see his grandfather and father help others in their superintendent roles.

"My father was superintendent 29 years and I was superintendent for 31, and for years I would tell him, I said, 'Daddy I'm going to go longer than you. I'm going to beat you,'" he said.

Bowman will retire from Corrigan-Camden after 13 years, passing on his years of wisdom to Sherry Hughes, who has worked at the high school for 17 years.

"We've worked side by side for a long time," Bowman said. "The last few years we've had some real challenges with finance. She's had exposure to that. Prior to that we've really dug in and worked on our test scores and accountability ratings."

"If I want to pour my soul into something, I want it to be in my home, and this is here," Hughes said. "And I'm thankful for the opportunity to be given to hopefully move this school further than where it is now."

Hughes graduated from Corrigan-Camden and says there's a bit of pressure to perform well in her hometown.

She will start her new position as superintendent July 1.

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