Interview with Rhody McCoy
QUESTION 8
LOUIS MASSIAH:

So then what happened once the strike was called? What was the next step?

RHODY McCOY:

Our schools opened. Our schools opened and we were ready to go to work. Ah, in the interim, we had to appoint some principals and I think that's key. Ah, over the summer, ah, I put out a, a call for, uh--

LOUIS MASSIAH:

If you just say in the interim we had to appoint some principals. Just begin that once again.

RHODY McCOY:

In the interim we had to appoint some principals so that when school was open we'd have a principal and a staff. Ah, and we, and we did appoint principals. Ah, we appointed, ah, Lou Fuentes to be the first, ah, Puerto Rican principal appointed in a city. Ah, Dave Lee the first Chinese principal in the United States. And, ah, ah, Percy Jenkins to be the high school principals and Mr. Harris to be a junior high school principal. And we also appointed--I'm fumbling for the guys name--a Jewish principal, ah, who Miss Hanson thought was an excellent principal and I concur.