Mattapan’s Lugira tapped as Cathedral High principal

Nampeera Lugira

A Mattapan educator has been named the new principal at Cathedral High School in the South End. Nampeera Lugira has previously worked in the Boston Public Schools, including Program Manager for BellXcel (formerly Building Educated Leaders for Life) and as manager of the Office of Engagement.

He was most recently Dean of Enrichment at Codman Academy Public Charter School in Dorchester. 

Born in Uganda, East Africa, and raised in Winchester, Mass., she credits her Catholic school experience for her entry into the education field.

“I find joy living and working in the community that I serve, the city of Boston,” said Lugira. “I work daily to be an example for the youth in my life and show them with consistent hard work anything is possible.” 

Lugira currently resides in Mattapan with her two sons. She is an active community member and participates in organizations including LeadBoston, Black Girls Run Boston, Africans in Boston and the Boston College Endeavor Alumni Program.