BY ARON JURADO
One of the new staff members at Chaparral High School is Alex Viera. Viera believes he is a good fit for this school’s social studies department, as he said, “30 years of experience in teaching will work well with this school”.
Viera received a phone call from Principal Rupcich inviting him to work at Chaparral High School. Thus far, he says Chaparral is a nice and enjoyable place. He plans to teach here five more years before retirement.
Viera’s teaching career began at the age of 23. As a teacher he taught at Guillen Middle School for eight years. After teaching there, Viera transferred to Bowie High School and taught there for 22 years.
Viera was born and raised in the city of El Paso, Texas. During his childhood he went to Alta Vista Elementary and graduated from Austin High School. Growing up, he looked up to his coaches and teachers, who inspired him to pursue the path of teaching. After graduating from high school, he spent the next four years attending UTEP and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in education.