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Principal serves country overseas: Arthur Estrada’s #MySJStory

Balancing two careers can be challenging for anyone, especially if one takes you overseas. For Arthur Estrada, a principal at San Juan Unified, this was true just two years ago. Estrada, also an officer with the United States Navy Reserve, was stationed overseas in Djibouti, a country in east Africa, for a year to help with human aid efforts and disaster readiness.


Now back from his tour of duty, Estrada has resumed his role as principal at Cottage Elementary School. Watch to learn more about his journey:



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