Nampeera Lugira will be welcomed as the new Principal of Cathedral High School effective July 1, 2019. Nampeera, who is the Dean of Enrichment at Codman Academy Public Charter School in Dorchester, was selected for the leadership position after an extensive search.
“We want to warmly welcome Nampeera to the Cathedral High School family,” said Head of School Dr. Oscar Santos. “We look forward to her leadership on our team and having her as a role model for our students.”
Nampeera, who is of Ugandan heritage, has more than 15 years of experience in urban educational administration. She began her educational career at Mount Wachusett Community College and a resource speciality and data coordinator for underserved and underperforming students in north central Massachusetts. Nampeera went on to serve in a number of roles in Boston Public Schools, including as Program Manager for BellXcel (formerly Building Educated Leaders for Life) at multiple schools and as Manager of the Office of Engagement.
Nampeera earned both a bachelor’s degree in political science and a Master of Science in Administrative Sciences at Boston College. Originally from Uganda and raised in Winchester, she currently resides in Mattapan with her two sons where she is a parishioner of Saint Gregory in Dorchester.
As an active community member, Nampeera is a cohort participant in LeadBoston and is also involved in Black Girls Run Boston, Africans in Boston, and the Boston College Endeavor Alumni Program.
“We want to sincerely thank Robert McGurrin, who returned to the principal role for this academic on an interim basis while also continuing to teach,” added Dr. Santos. Bob McGurrin will be returning to teaching science courses full-time at Cathedral.
Established in 1926, Cathedral 7-12 High School is a philanthropy-based, urban, independent, Catholic, STEAM-based, applied learning school in Boston’s historic South End serving boys and girls of all faiths from grades 7 through 12.