Joseph C. Buccaran served as a teacher at Slidell High School from 1963 to 1976, and then took on the position of principal of Slidell High from 1976 to 2003.
Shown with Superintendent Trey Folse in 2009
Here is an interview with Buccaran that Marian Arrowsmith produced in a 2011 segment from the School System's TV Channel program "Reflections."
Click on the "Play Triangle" in the center to view the video
Slidell Mayor Ben Morris declared May 22, 2003 as Joseph C. Buccaran Day in Slidell, and the City Council renamed Tower Drive as “Joe Buccaran Drive."
The official SHS crest was designed by Principal Joseph C. Buccaran and is a symbolic representation of the purpose and traditions of the school.