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Retirement reception held for Bowman
CORRIGAN -- A fi nal reception recognizing the retirement of Corrigan-Camden ISD superintendent Tom Bowman was held in the high school cafeteria this past Friday, May 31. All faculty and staff were present. Following the luncheon comments were made by staff and principals. Many positive comments were made recognizing the Bowman's commitment to students and their constant presence at all activities surrounding C-CISD students. Principals noted Mr. Bowman's leadership aimed at school achievement and constant improvement. Bowman followed with comments expressing his deep appreciation for the support he was given over the years and attributed much of the district's success to the "Sense of Community" that he said had been present from the beginning of his tenure. Bowman stated that he had felt warmly welcomed and included from the very beginning and he knew when he accepted the superintendent's position, that Corrigan-Camden was a competitive district that took great pride in its athletic teams as well as the classroom and also wanted school facilities that were well maintained, attractive and a source of school and community pride. He stated he was honored to have had an opportunity to build on that. According to Mr. Bowman's grandson, Jaden Bowman, who also spoke at the retirement ceremony, the family will be moving to the Wimberley community and that he will miss everyone but will be coming back to visit. Bowman said Wimberley is a small town southwest of Austin and closely located to their seven grandchildren. Bowman stated, "we are sad to be leaving our outstanding school and community here in East Texas; we are excited about the chance to live so close to our family." The . Bowmans have had long careers in education working a total of 39 years, 31 of those as superintendent in 3 different school districts. Mr. Bowman fi nished by stating it has been an honor and privilege to have been given the awesome responsibility of educating your children. "We deeply appreciate the trust and hope that we have made a difference. Also we will be back to watch the bulldogs for a few more football games," Bowman said.