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Superintendent Javier Abrego talks to a student after riding the bus on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 9.
Educator strikes back

Javier Abrego, Ph.D., or "Dr. J." to his co-workers, has just taken the helm of the Adams 14 School District.

Abrego joins the staff after eight years in Arizona as superintendent. Prior to that, he spent 30 years at the School City of East Chicago District, holding various positions as a teacher and principal, as well as the director of elementary education.

He has been in Colorado for about three weeks.