State BOE: Official Statements

Official Statement from Board of Education Chairperson, Herman M. Atalig, SGM (Ret)

Hafa Adai yan Tirow, 

To our esteemed parents, dedicated employees, inspiring students, and valued community
partners of the CNMI Public School System. I am honored to serve as your newly elected
Chairman of the Board of Education. Stepping into this role fills me with immense pride and a
profound sense of responsibility. 

PSS has a rich history of academic excellence, nurtured by the tireless efforts of teachers, support
staff and Central Office, the unwavering support of our parents, and the unlimited potential of
our students. 

As we look towards the future, I am realistic but optimistic. We have successfully weathered
many torrential storms before and we will improve and grow as we enter a difficult financial

My commitment as Chairman is to foster a spirit of collaboration and a shared vision. I believe
by working together with open minds and dedication to our shared belief “Students First.”
The journey towards excellence is not one we take alone. It takes an entire island’s dedication,
collaboration, and belief in the potential of every student. 

I invite each and every one to join me in my final year on the Board of Education in this exciting
new journey with Dr. Lawrence Camacho, Commissioner of Education. Let’s work together and
smarter to build an even brighter future for our students and community. 

Herman M. Atalig, SGM (Ret)

Herman Atalig