Interview with Dolores Torres
QUESTION 6
INTERVIEWER:

OK, could you describe how did you choose Rhody McCoy. You were at that meeting where he was interviewed. Describe that selection process.

DOLORES TORRES:

Well, we wanted a person that, could relate to our kids. We knew that our kids had a lot of problems, we wanted also a person that could give some input, as to where and how we could get principals of--

INTERVIEWER:

OK let's just start--

INTERVIEWER:

Once again, describe the process, how was Rhody McCoy selected, you were at that meeting.

DOLORES TORRES:

All right, we wanted a person that could relate to our children, that was the first thing. As I told you there were plenty of problems with our kids in the neighborhood, we wanted a person that could give us some input, some information, some suggestions on good principals, without having to go to the list. You have a principals list, you have to pick the first three all the time. We wanted to go off of the list. We wanted to find out where he came from, how he dealt with children that had problems. And we asked the same questions of everybody that we interviewed, and at the end of the interview, we met with the parents from all eight schools. And we gave the information that we have on these people, and it was practically unanimous, they voted for Rhody McCoy.