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ECISD to Choose New Principal for Permian High School


by Anum Valliani
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - It's one of the most famous high schools in the nation. That's why deciding who should be Permian High School's newest principal is kind of a big deal.

It started with 11 people, but now it's down to the final four, Robin Fawcett, Mauricio Marquez, James Ramage and David Steele.

Former Permian Principal and current Assistant Superintendent, Roy Garcia, put together a panel of seven people comprised of department heads, teachers and parents, men and women to boost diversity and to interview the candidates earlier this week.

Fawcett, who is Nimitz Junior High's Principal, is advertised as a leader in boosting scores. Mauricio Marquez is this year's ECISD Administrator of the Year. James Ramage, who is a high school principal just north of Amarillo, serves on multiple boards in Texas. David Steele is a Regional "Principal of the Year" last year and is focused on maximizing potential and moving forward.

But the district can only take one.

Officials hope whoever takes the position will stick around long enough to find their "Mojo" with everyone on campus.

"Good, bad or indifferent, it's world famous, people know the school," Garcia said.

District officials have taken input from the panel to make a formal recommendation for the job. Their final decision is expected to be announced on Tuesday.