RI Elementary School Principal of the Year
Each year RIASP selects a Rhode Island Elementary School Principal of the Year. This principal is acknowledged by his/her peers for the exemplary contributions he/she has made to the profession. The program honors school principals who place student learning at the center, set high expectations for student development, oversee standards based teaching and learning, utilize data in making decisions, and engage the community in the shared responsibility for student achievement.
The RIASP Elementary Principal of the Year recognition program is run in conjunction with the National Distinguished Principal Program (NDP) which is sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) in corporate sponsorship with VALIC.Anyone may nominate an eligible principal – a superintendent, a principal, a teacher, a parent, a student.
2009 - Nancy Nettik - West Kingston Elementary School
2010 - Christopher Kennedy - Nayatt Elementary School
2011 - Debra Zepp - Matunuck Elementary School
2012 - Susan Chin - Veazie Street School
2013 - Nidia Karbonik - Ashton Elementary School
2014 - Edward Ferrario - Stony Lane Elementary School
2015 - Louise Seitsinger - Tiogue Elementary School
2016 - Denise Missry - Asa Messer Elementary School
2017- Donna Coderre - Leo Savoie Elementary School
2018 - Jennifer Poore - Charlestown Elementary School
2019- Patricia Cousineau - Warwick Neck Elementary School
[WATCH YOUR EMAILS IN THE MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER THROUGH JANUARY FOR NOMINATION REQUESTS]
UPDATED: FEBRUARY 4, 2020