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The MISSION of the Rhode Island School Superintendents' Association (RISSA) is to take action through leadership, support and advocacy to ensure the highest quality education for all children.
Awards and Special Recognition:
Paul V. Crowley Award
The PAUL CROWLEY AWARD is given each year by the Rhode Island School Superintendents’ Association to a Rhode Island citizen who, in his or her professional and/or personal capacity, has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to improving the quality of education for the children of Rhode Island with the same zeal and perseverance as Representative Paul Crowley did throughout his career as a state representative.
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Prior Year Honorees:
2022      Senator Ryan Pearson
2021      Representative Gregg Amore
2020      Senator Hanna Gallo
2019 Mary Ann Snider
2018 Senator Jack Reed
2017 Jo Eva Gaines
Champlin Foundations (Keith Lang accepted)
2015 Tom DiPaola
2014 Todd Flaherty
2013 Neil Steinberg
2012 Tony Antosh
2011 Elizabeth Burke Bryant
2010 Jim DiPrete
2009 Peter McWalters