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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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Dr. Frank Pallotta: 2023 Paul Crowley Award Recipient! Featured Photo

Dr. Frank Pallotta: 2023 Paul Crowley Award Recipient!

Dr. Pallotta has been active in Rhode Island education since his graduation from Providence College in 1970. He has served as a teacher, principal, special education administrator, assistant
superintendent and superintendent of schools. In addition, he has served as a member and as chair of the North Providence School Committee.

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.

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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.