"I'm not afraid to talk," Dr. Nelson addresses the media
After weeks of not addressing the media, the superintendent with the Laredo Independent School District, Dr. Marcus Nelson, granted an interview about several issues the district is facing:
"I really come from old school were people are supposed to do their job and Mrs. Castillon and her department are responsible to work with our media. I work very closely with her and I'm not dodging anything. And I'm not afraid to talk to the camera, I'm not afraid to talk. I just have a very focused job here in Laredo and it’s really about educating the children and that’s where I concentrate the majority of my time."
Dr. Nelson proceeded to discuss the hiring of Linda Theret, the controversial former principal at McKinney High School. Theret was at the heart of a scandal that involved high school cheerleaders posting provocative photos on the Internet.
Dr. Nelson says the district performed a thorough background check and he feels confident that Theret can bring a lot to the district.