Tammy Ayer

As superintendent of the Mabton School District, Joey Castilleja wears dress slacks, a jacket and tie most days. He occasionally dons his Army National Guard uniform, which prompts talk and second looks.

“The first time my students see it, it really throws them off,” he said. Some of the little kids comment. “Oh, you’re an Army man,” they say.

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