Educational Leadership starts here

The Rhode Island Association of School Principals (RIASP) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting school principals as the leaders of today’s schools, teachers, and students.

As the state’s leading professional association for school principals, RIASP serves its 500+ membership by educating, lobbying, and collaborating on behalf of the broad range of issues facing Rhode Island principals.

Established in 1932, the RIASP promotes positive student outcomes, student-centered policies, and the recognition of the role principals play every day in our schools in leading the continuous pursuit of educational excellence.

Upcoming events

    • May 10, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • May 24, 2021
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    RIASP is pleased to announce a PD opportunity to you at no cost. Thank you to our partnership and a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation and RIDE, we are NOW funding 40 members to attend a series of coaching training for equity. 

    Participants will be asked to facilitate a session for all members and share what they learned (Ex: Summer conference or in the Fall of 2021).  This is a first come first serve basis, and a waiting list will be used. Please only sign up if you are committing to the three dates below and are willing to facilitate at a later time.

    Coaching for Equity with the CT Center for School Change

    Coaching for Equity will consider the impact on coaching of using an equity lens; what it means to coach towards equitable access, experiences and outcomes for students; and the challenges and opportunities of coaching outside of our identity group. This three-part virtual workshop will take place on :

    Monday, May 10th, 2021 from 4pm - 6pm
    Monday, May 17th, 2021 from 4pm - 6pm
    Monday, May 24, 2021 from 4pm - 6pm

    This registration includes all three sessions.  Register here.  





    • May 26, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • It's Virtual
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    • June 28, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • July 01, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
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    Acceleration Workshops are focused on planning and enacting curriculum and instruction to advance the learning progress of all students.

    When: 10:00am-12:00pm on June 28, 29, 30 and July 1. 

    Where: Virtual (Zoom)

    Audience: These virtual workshop sessions are intended for instructional leaders (superintendents, principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, and department chairs) and teacher teams of all levels.

    RIASP is funding RIASP members + guest (s) to attend these sessions. If you would like to bring a team of more than 2, please email Nicole at nletoile@riasp.org. 

    These workshops address planning and delivering curriculum and instruction by accelerating learning for every student, rather than focusing on remediation, review, or other deficit thinking.

    Intended Outcomes:

    Session One: Setting policy, identifying programmatic approaches, communication, supporting teachers. How do instructional leaders create the conditions for acceleration? (June 28th)

    Session Two: Focus on acceleration through curriculum compacting. What tools and processes do you need to decide what to teach? (June 29th)

    Session Three: Focus on acceleration through instruction. What does this actually look like in the classroom? (June 30th)

    Session Four: Rethinking time, focus, and intensity in planning for acceleration. What are the implications for scheduling, staffing, instruction, and intervention? (July 1st)


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    • July 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • August 05, 2021
    • 11:30 AM (EDT)
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    On December 1st, 2020, RIASP held a webinar introducing BRIDGE-RI, the (new) Home of MTSS in Rhode Island to educational leaders.  Then, we dug in deeper with our first Community of Practice exploring “How could you use BRIDGE-RI, the free, online, professional learning platform in your building”?

    Did you miss it?  Join us for the next cohort this summer!  

    The Community of Practice is a series of opportunities for principals, assistant principals, and district folks to dig into a BRIDGE-RI course and discuss how they would use it, listen/learn from one another, and give feedback starting Thursday, July 8th and running weekly from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for five weeks (until early August).

    The commitment a week for a total of five meetings.  In between meetings, you would be committing to completing one section of a BRIDGE-RI course that takes around a half hour to be prepared to discuss how you would envision using it with staff and in school improvement with your peers. 

    This Community of Practice group size will be capped at 25 participants.  Register here.

    Meeting Dates (all 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) 

    Thursday, July 8th

    Thursday, July 15th

    Thursday, July 22nd

    Thursday, July 29th

    Thursday, August 5th

     




    • August 01, 2021
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    • June 30, 2022
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    Dear Principals, Assistant Principals, and Aspiring  Leaders

    RIASP is pleased to offer you the opportunity to receive 20 virtual coaching hours during the 2021-2022 School Year. Coaching is for aspiring principals enrolled in an Ed Prep Program, as well as New & Early Career Administrators in years 1-4. 

    Coaching is provided by veteran principals, who have successfully completed a national model of Coaching training facilitated by
    Connecticut Center for School Change.   Meet the coaches.

    Why Coaching?“Coaching is not about filling the voids and deficits assumed to be part and parcel of a new job.  It is about developing a professional practice of action and reflection, of probing current systems and exploring possibilities.” (S. Stein, NYCLA, July 2015)

    What one coachee says:My coach is a great thought partner, she has offered multiple resources that I can leverage at my school, and she asks really thought-provoking questions that allow me to plan accordingly.”

    What the data say: During this past school year 100% of RI principals who received coaching agreed that coaching was a very positive learning experience for them and their schools, and would definitely recommend coaching to other novice principals.

    Once you complete your registration, you will be matched with a principal coach. The following are the requirements to participate in the program.

    • Complete 20-30 hours of one- to -one coaching (in person and/or virtual).

    • Participate in a community of practice with others in the program.

    After successful completion of these requirements, you will receive a certificate for 30 professional learning hours.

    Cost: $550 paid by principal or school/district.

    For more information please visit our website and read testimonials from participants. 

    You can also email  nletoile@riasp.org or rlittlefield@riasp.org with specific questions. 

    Ready to get started? Register here. 

    Sincerely,

    Robert Littlefield and Nicole L’Etoile

    • August 10, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
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    RIASP NOVICE PRINCIPAL BOOTCAMP

    New and early career principals are invited to attend a novice principal bootcamp, on Tuesday, August 10th at the RIASP Office from 8:30-3:00pm.

     This Bootcamp will provide novice principals strategies that will help focus and prepare them for beginning the school year by tackling the following tasks: 

    • Identify and clarify some of the roles and responsibilities that you are currently facing in your new position
    • Identify strategies required to develop a personal leadership calendar to guide daily work of a school administrator.
    • Begin to develop a 30-60 day plan to strategically begin the school year. 
    • Identifying specific goals to be highlighted in communications to students, faculty, families and the community from day one.
    • Create a frame for conversations with staff regarding expected instructional priorities.
    • Create an agenda and opening message for the first staff meeting. 
    • Develop a plan to get to know faculty, students, and families. 
    • Engage in difficult and crucial conversations regarding equity.

Past events

April 07, 2021 April RIASP General Membership Meeting
March 02, 2021 Assistant Principal Network Meeting
March 02, 2021 Coffee Break for Elementary Principals
February 24, 2021 Coffee Break for Middle School Principals
February 23, 2021 Coffee Break with HS Principals
February 02, 2021 RIASP & BRIDGE-RI (MTSS) Principal Community of Practice
January 28, 2021 Aspiring RI Principal Network
January 26, 2021 RIASP General Membership Meeting
January 11, 2021 The New Principals Community of Practice
December 03, 2020 College Board - PSAT/SAT
December 02, 2020 Coaching Hours - All Levels
December 01, 2020 BRIDGE-RI (MTSS) Platform
November 23, 2020 Coaching Hours - Elementary Administrators
November 23, 2020 Coaching Hours - Secondary Administrators
November 16, 2020 Coaching Hours - Elementary Administrators
November 16, 2020 Coaching Hours - Secondary Administrators
November 10, 2020 Coaching Hours - Secondary Administrators
November 10, 2020 Coaching Hours - Elementary Administrators
November 02, 2020 Coaching Hours - Secondary Administrators
October 28, 2020 Coaching Hours - Elementary Administrators
October 28, 2020 Coaching Hours - Secondary Administrators
October 19, 2020 College Board - AP
October 14, 2020 RIASP General Membership Meeting-Virtual
October 07, 2020 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Principals Instructional Learning Network: Leading Distance Learning with Eric Sheninger
September 03, 2020 Elementary Networking Meeting
September 02, 2020 Middle School Networking Meeting
September 01, 2020 High School Networking Meeting
July 27, 2020 RIASP Novice Principal Bootcamp
July 21, 2020 NE Basecamp School Leaders Series (Administrators)
July 14, 2020 Improve Communication and Collaboration During Virtual Meetings Using Zoom
July 08, 2020 High School Networking Call
July 08, 2020 Middle School Networking Call
July 08, 2020 Elementary Networking Meeting
July 01, 2020 Elementary Networking Meeting
July 01, 2020 Middle School Networking Call
July 01, 2020 High School School Networking Call
June 11, 2020 Elementary Networking Meeting
June 10, 2020 Middle School Networking Meeting
June 09, 2020 High School Network Meeting
June 04, 2020 Supporting Your Teachers Through a Pandemic
May 27, 2020 RIASP General Membership Meeting-MAY BE VIRTUAL OR POSTPONED
May 20, 2020 Improve Communication and Collaboration During Virtual Meetings Using Zoom
May 14, 2020 High School Networking Call
May 13, 2020 Middle School Networking Call
May 12, 2020 Elementary Networking Call
April 30, 2020 Elementary Network Meeting
April 29, 2020 RIASP BOARD MEETING
April 28, 2020 Secondary Network Meeting (Middle Schooll)
April 28, 2020 Secondary Network Meeting (High School)
April 20, 2020 Secondary Network Meeting
April 16, 2020 RIASP Elementary Principal Zoom Call
April 15, 2020 RI PLN Zoom Call
April 14, 2020 RIASP Secondary Principal Zoom Call
April 09, 2020 RIILA BOARD MEETING
April 01, 2020 RIASP General Membership Meeting-POSTPONED
April 01, 2020 RIASP Secondary Principal Zoom Call
March 31, 2020 RIASP Elementary Principal Zoom Call
March 11, 2020 High School/Middle School Network Meeting
March 04, 2020 RIASP BOARD MEETING
February 12, 2020 Assistant Principals Network Meeting
February 05, 2020 RIASP LEGAL WORKSHOP-FREE TO RIASP MEMBERS
January 29, 2020 RIASP General membership Meeting
January 27, 2020 Continued: Questioning & Assessment for Non-English Speaking Students
January 14, 2020 High School Middle School Network Meeting
December 12, 2019 Effective Conferencing with Low Performing Educators
December 05, 2019 Making the Most of the SAT Suite of Assessments
December 05, 2019 Share the Value of the SAT Suite of Assessments
November 14, 2019 Principals Instructional Learning Network
November 06, 2019 High School/Middle School Network Meeting
November 05, 2019 Questioning & Assessment for Non-English Speaking Students
November 01, 2019 Rigorous Discourse
October 22, 2019 Social Emotional Learning- Working With Parents to Develop SEL Skills in the Home
October 16, 2019 RIASP General membership Meeting
October 10, 2019 Assistant Principals Network Meeting
August 07, 2019 RIASP/RIILA SUMMER CONFERENCE - SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS ONLY
August 07, 2019 RIASP/RIILA Summer Conference Leading Learning & Building Culture
August 05, 2019 RIASP/RIILA JOINT BOARD MEETING
July 18, 2019 NASSP ANNUAL CONFERENCE
July 10, 2019 NAESP ANNUAL CONFERENCE
June 06, 2019 RIASP GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING-NEW DATE
June 05, 2019 RIASP PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR RECEPTION
April 24, 2019 RIASP BOARD MEETING
April 23, 2019 Trauma Informed Schools (Session 2)
April 03, 2019 RIASP GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
March 27, 2019 RIASP BOARD MEETING
March 19, 2019 TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS
March 05, 2019 HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS NETWORK
February 27, 2019 RIASP BOARD MEETING
February 27, 2019 Managing Adult Stress and Anxiety in School Culture-Session Two
February 25, 2019 How to Build High Performance Teams and Design Effective Meetings
February 13, 2019 AP US History Professional Development and Network Organization Wksp
February 12, 2019 ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS NETWORK
February 06, 2019 Legal Workshop Wed, February 6, 2019
January 30, 2019 RIASP BOARD MEETING
January 29, 2019 Managing Adult Stress and Anxiety in School Culture
January 23, 2019 RIASP GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
January 17, 2019 CLOSING ACHIEVEMENT GAPS (SESSION TWO)
January 15, 2019 HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL NETWORK MEETING
December 11, 2018 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NETWORK MEETING-CANCELLED
December 05, 2018 HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS NETWORK
November 28, 2018 RIASP BOARD MEETING
November 07, 2018 HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS NETWORK
November 01, 2018 CLOSING ACHIEVEMENT GAPS (FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION, MINORITY, POVERTY STUDENTS, AND STUDENTS OF COLOR), AND RAISING ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS
October 30, 2018 RIASP GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
October 29, 2018 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NETWORK MEETING
October 24, 2018 RIASP BOARD MEETING
October 24, 2018 USING PSAT AND SAT DATA TO INFORM INSTRUCTION
October 03, 2018 ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS NETWORK- NOW ON OCT 29th
September 26, 2018 RIASP BOARD MEETING
August 08, 2018 RIASP/RIILA SUMMER CONFERENCE - SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS
August 08, 2018 INNOVATE '18- RIASP/RIILA SUMMER CONFERENCE-ATTENDEES
July 11, 2018 NASSP ANNUAL CONFERENCE
July 09, 2018 NAESP ANNUAL CONFERENCE
June 20, 2018 RIASP BOARD DINNER MEETING
May 30, 2018 RIASP GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
May 23, 2018 RIASP Principal of Year Reception
May 09, 2018 HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL NETWORK
April 30, 2018 RIILA BOARD MEETING
April 25, 2018 RIASP BOARD MEETING
April 04, 2018 CANCELLED: LACK OF REGISTRATIONS -ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NETWORK
April 03, 2018 RIASP GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING-Governor Raimondo Speaks
March 28, 2018 RIASP BOARD MEETING
March 07, 2018 RESTORATIVE PRACTICES & CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE
February 28, 2018 RIASP BOARD MEETING
February 07, 2018 HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL NETWORK
February 06, 2018 RIASP LEGAL SEMINAR
February 01, 2018 CANCELLED: ELEMENTARY ED CAMP
January 31, 2018 RIASP BOARD MEETING
January 30, 2018 WORKING IN CLASSROOMS WITH STUDENTS WITH NEUROLOGICAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS
January 25, 2018 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NETWORK-CANCELLED
January 24, 2018 RIASP GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
December 07, 2017 Closing the Achievement Gaps and Raising Achievement for Special Education, Poverty Students, ELL Students, and Students of Color
December 06, 2017 RIILA BOARD MEETING
December 06, 2017 HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL NETWORK
November 30, 2017 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NETWORK
November 29, 2017 RIASP BOARD MEETING
November 01, 2017 HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL NETWORK
October 24, 2017 RIASP GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
October 19, 2017 RIASP BOARD MEETING
October 18, 2017 SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN THE HOME
October 04, 2017 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NETWORK
October 03, 2017 RIILA BOARD MEETING
September 28, 2017 RIASP BOARD MEETING
August 09, 2017 RIASP/RIILA SUMMER CONFERENCE - PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION ONLY
August 09, 2017 RIASP/RIILA SUMMER CONFERENCE-SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS
July 09, 2017 NASSP/NAESP JOINT CONFERENCE
June 28, 2017 RIASP/RISSA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS
June 21, 2017 POSTPONED: RIASP/RIILA Joint Board Dinner Meeting
May 31, 2017 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
May 24, 2017 RIASP PRINCIPAL OF YEAR RECEPTION
May 03, 2017 RIASP BOARD MEETING-WORK SESSION/Sub-Committees
May 02, 2017 MANAGING ANXIETY WORK SESSION
April 13, 2017 HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS NETWORK
April 05, 2017 RIASP/RIILA JOINT BOARD MEETING
March 22, 2017 General Membership Meeting
March 16, 2017 Assistant Principals Network
February 15, 2017 RIASP Board Meeting & Work Session
February 13, 2017 Dealing with Contemporary Mental Health Issues in Schools WILL BE HELD
February 02, 2017 ELEMENTARY ED CAMP -Elementary School Principals
February 01, 2017 HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL NETWORK MEETING - NEW DATE
January 26, 2017 High School/Middle School Principals Network
January 25, 2017 RIASP Board Meeting
January 18, 2017 General Membership Meeting
January 05, 2017 Assistant Principals Network--MEETING CANCELLED
December 06, 2016 Managing School Accounts Workshop
December 01, 2016 High School/Middle School Principals Network
November 29, 2016 RIILA Board Meeting
November 10, 2016 High School/Middle School Principals Network
November 03, 2016 Assistant Principals Network
October 26, 2016 General Membership Meeting
October 19, 2016 RIASP Board Meeting
September 27, 2016 RIILA Board Meeting
September 22, 2016 Assistant Principals Network
September 21, 2016 RIASP Board Meeting
August 10, 2016 RIASP/RIILA INNOVATE'16 - SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR
August 10, 2016 INNOVATE '16 - PARTICIPANTS
June 22, 2016 Board of Directors
May 18, 2016 Principal of the Year Awards Reception
May 12, 2016 Assistant Principals Network--CANCELLED
May 04, 2016 General Membership Meeting - ROOM S330
April 14, 2016 High School/Middle School Principal Network
April 06, 2016 Board of Directors
March 30, 2016 UNDERSTANDING THE REDESIGNED SAT SESSION
March 23, 2016 General Membership Meetings
March 17, 2016 High School/Middle School Principal Network
March 16, 2016 LEGAL SEMINAR
March 09, 2016 Board of Directors
March 03, 2016 Assistant Principals Network
March 01, 2016 Elementary Principals Ed Camp
February 25, 2016 NASSP National Conference
February 10, 2016 Board of Directors
January 28, 2016 High School/Middle School Principal Network Guest Speaker Chief Innovation Officer Richard Culatta
January 20, 2016 General Membership Meetings
January 14, 2016 Assistant Principals Network
January 13, 2016 Board of Directors
December 09, 2015 Board of Directors
December 03, 2015 Highschool/Middle School Principal Network
November 19, 2015 Assistant Principals Network
November 18, 2015 Board of Directors
November 12, 2015 High School/Middle School Principal Network
October 21, 2015 General Membership Meeting
October 14, 2015 Board of Directors
September 23, 2015 Board of Directors
August 06, 2015 PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION: RIILA/RIASP 2015 SUMMER CONFERENCE "Preparing for Tomorrow: Building, Sharing & Connecting"
August 06, 2015 SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS REGISTRATION: Summer Conference
June 17, 2015 RIASP Board of Directors
May 20, 2015 2015 Principals of Year Award Ceremony
May 14, 2015 Assistant Principals Network
May 06, 2015 General Membership Meeting
April 16, 2015 Highschool/Middle School Principal Network
April 01, 2015 RIASP Board of Directors
March 25, 2015 General Membership Meeting
March 19, 2015 Highschool/Middle School Principal Network
March 18, 2015 RIASP Board of Directors--TIME CHANGE*****
March 05, 2015 Assistant Principals Network
March 04, 2015 LEGAL ISSUES - Work Session
February 19, 2015 NASSP National Conference
February 11, 2015 PARCC Informational Session
February 11, 2015 RIASP Board of Directors/PARCC Workshop
February 04, 2015 Elementary Principals Network
January 29, 2015 High School/Middle School Principal Network
January 21, 2015 General Membership Meeting
January 15, 2015 Assistant Principals Network
January 14, 2015 RIASP Board of Directors
December 10, 2014 RIASP Board of Directors
December 04, 2014 Highschool/Middle School Principal Network
November 20, 2014 Assistant Principals Network
October 15, 2014 RIASP Board Meeting
September 24, 2014 RIASP BOD Work Session
September 18, 2014 Assistant Principals Network
August 06, 2014 Summer Conference

© 2015 Rhode Island Association of School Principals

Rhode Island Association of School Principals is a 501(c) 6 Non-Profit Organization

MAILING ADDRESS:  PO BOX 7791, WARWICK, RI 02887 

OFFICE ADDRESS:  2480 POST ROAD, WARWICK, RI 02886 

401-272-9811 ext. 2 

Robert E. Littlefield, Executive Director 

Sherry Arlia-Puhacz, Adm. Asst. 

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