San Juan NHS welcomes its 8th principal

SAN JUAN, Ilocos Sur — San Juan National High School’s (SJNHS) 8th principal, Elvis Tabugader, vowed to put back the school in the limelight as he responded to the warm welcome accorded to him by the teachers during a brief welcome ceremony at SJNHS in this town, August 3.

“SJNHS, where I will be spending the greater part of my career, will be in the limelight again,” he said insinuating the possibility that SJNHS might be his last assignment as a principal prior to retirement.

Tabugader, 55, is from Barangay Baliw, San Juan, Ilocos Sur.

He also vowed to help all employees in their personal development even as he underscored the necessity to continue the good things the school has been doing in recent years.

At one point, he asked: “Who are still Teacher I here?”

When some teachers raised their hands, he said that the biggest room is the room for improvement and that nothing is constant except the word change.

“But I assure you, aside from the improvement of our school, one of my priorities is your personal development,” he said.

He said that with the present pandemic the country is experiencing, there is a possibility that teachers might be called to serve as frontliners.

“Yes, we might be called to perform duties as frontliners, especially the Science teachers,” he said.

As school administrator, Tabugader has served as the officer in-charge of Nagsuputan NHS (San Juan), and principal of Lidlidda NHS, Tamurong NHS (Caoayan) and Solotsolot NHS. His last assignment was at Lussoc NHS where he served for 32 months. He replaced Flora Tinaza who served SJNHS for just 2 months. Tinaza was reassigned to Lussoc NHS in Sto. Domingo town, her hometown.