When the Killeen Independent School District's new Career Center opens this fall, longtime educator Marvin Rainwater will serve as its executive director.
"I was very excited and a little frightened because the district has been working on (the center) for the past two years," said Rainwater, principal at Willow Springs Elementary School.
"It's a bright shining star, and I'll do everything I can to help (the center) succeed."
Rainwater has spent 40 years in the Killeen school district, working as a teacher, coach, counselor, assistant principal and principal.
He was the principal at Ellison High School for 23 years, retiring in 2009, he left retirement after a year for the job at Willow Springs.
As the center's executive director, which is similar to a school principal, Rainwater
will work with high school students once again.
"With the little kids, they love you and think your superman; with the high school kids, they make you work for it," said Rainwater