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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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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.

Please be sure to set aside time at 3 pm on Monday March 15th!!

The Crowley Award Ceremony recognizing Rep. Gregg Amore will be conducted at 3 pm on Monday March 15 2021

Here is the link to view the ceremony:
East Providence State Representative Gregg Amore Receives 14th annual Paul W. Crowley Award


AASA Releases 2020-21 Superintendent Salary Study

Alexandria, Va. – Feb. 23, 2021 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is pleased to release its ninth annual superintendent salary study to gauge school district leadership compensation and benefits.


The report, 2020-21 AASA Superintendent Salary & Benefits Study, was released in two versions: a full version for AASA members and an abridged version for wider circulation. The current study is based on more than 1,500 responses.

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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.