News & Announcements

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.

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.

Happy Public Schools Week!

AASA is pleased to join its partner, Learning First Alliance, in celebrating Public Schools Week. While school may not look like it used to, AASA remains committed to providing access to high-quality public education to every student and committed to supporting amazing educators like you.
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