RIASC held its Annual Business meeting where new officers were elected. Liana Fenton of Middletown was elected President, Erin Dube of Pawtucket was elected President-Elect, and David Testa of Warwick is the new Secretary/Treasurer. Congratulations to all new officers who have all been serving on the Board, setting policy and planning professional development opportunities for […]
Paul DiModica, Chairman of the Cumberland School Committee was awarded the 2019 Howard Kay Award at RIASC’s Annual Meeting. The award is given annually for outstanding school committee leadership. Paul was nominated by fellow school committee member Raymond Salvatore who spoke of Paul’s accomplishments over 26 years of service in Cumberland, including his service on […]
Mary Anne Roll of the Lincoln School Committee was elected to serve as President of the Rhode Island Association of School Committees at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Mary Anne has served on the Lincoln School Committee since 2004 and has served on the RIASC Board in various capacities since 2014. Her past service has included […]
Kate Brody, Chair of the Barrington School Committee, was awarded the 2018 Howard Kay Award at RIASC’s Annual Meeting. The award is given annually for outstanding school committee leadership. Kate was nominated by her fellow school committee members who, in their nomination letter, extolled Kate’s accomplishments and stated that “Kate is a leader and advocate […]
Michael Araujo was awarded the 2017 Howard Kay Award for outstanding school committee leadership at RIASC’s Annual Meeting. Michael, a member of the Pawtucket School Committee, was nominated by a fellow member. He is a graduate of RIASC’s Leadership Academy and has achieved close to 200 professional development hours through RIASC. He has served as […]
Newport school committee chair and RIASC Board member Jo Eva Gaines has received the 2017 Paul W. Crowley Award from the Rhode Island Association of School Superintendents. Jo Eva has 29 years of experience as a teacher and also served as a guidance counselor before her retirement. She also currently serves on the Board of Education. The […]
Over 100 members attended December’s School Committee 101! Seasoned and new members heard essential information from officials on best practices. Open meetings law, public record procedures, ethics, and the Key Work of School Boards were all covered. Also, attendees were provided with the unique opportunity to engage in conversations with their colleagues from around the […]
Many members attended RIASC’s Annual Meeting on May 7, 2016. David Driscoll, past Massachusetts Education Commissioner, addressed the audience and was well-received. A highlight of the day was the presentation of the Howard Kay Award to Maureen Cotter of South Kingstown. Dr. Kristen Stringfellow, Superintendent of South Kingstown schools made passionate remarks prior to the […]
Superintendents, Principals, and School Committee Members Session on School Empowerment.
Rhode Island school committee chairs held a lively discussion with the new Commissioner of Education, Ken Wagner, at a recent meeting hosted by RIASC.