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RISSA will work collaboratively and strategically to provide high quality leadership to meet increased accountability measures and accelerate achievement for all RI students.

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The Rhode Island School Superintendents’ Association (RISSA) Presents Crowley Award to Veteran Legislator and Education Leader RI Senator Ryan W. Pearson

The Rhode Island School Superintendents’ Association (RISSA)
15th annual Paul W. Crowley Award is awarded to Senator Ryan W. Pearson who
represents Cumberland and Lincoln.
Senator Pearson currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance
and as a member of the Senate Education Committee. He previously served as Senior
Deputy Majority Leader and as Chairman of the Senate Finance Sub-Committee on
Education, Commerce and Municipal Aid. He also served as chair of the special
committee to review the RI education funding formula.

Javier Montañez, Ed.D. named interim superintendent of Providence public schools

Gov. Dan McKee and Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced Dr. Javier Montañez as the new interim superintendent for the Providence Public School District on Tuesday June 8, 2021.

Dr. Montañez, is an alumnus of Hope High School, is the principal of Leviton Dual Language School and has worked more than twenty years in the district. He earned his Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Johnson & Wales University.

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We believe…
All children must be provided the highest quality of education in our public schools in order to achieve overall well being and post-secondary and career success.
The superintendent and central office leaders are the lead learners in each school district whose primary focus is to improve learning and teaching. RISSA provides a learning sanctuary and collegial support system that enables superintendents and district leaders to explore and solve problems of practice in a safe environment and renew and recharge their commitment to student well being and achievement.
Membership in RISSA increases the member’s ability to stay informed about current issues and provides the forum and vehicle to take action. The collective action of RISSA members can drive public education to its best so it provides for all students.