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    • June 23, 2020
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    • June 01, 2021
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    Dear Principal, 

    RIASP is very pleased to continue to offer new and early career Rhode Island principals, and assistant principals in year 1-4, the opportunity to receive 30 virtual coaching hours during the 2020-2021 School Year.

    Coaching is provided by veteran principals, who have successfully completed a national model of Coaching training facilitated by
    Delaware Academy of School Leadership and/ or  the Connecticut Center for School Change.   

    Why Coaching?

    What the research says:
    “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 30 one- to -one  virtual coaching hours.

    • Attend a virtual orientation (90 minutes  TBD).

    • Attend virtual seminars (60 minute sessions during the school year).

    • $550 to be paid in full by November 1st (paid by principal or district).

    After successful completion of these requirements, you will receive a certificate for 36 professional learning hours. The program is limited to 15 new and early career principals. 

    For more information please visit our website and read testimonials from 2019-2020 participants. 

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

    Ready to get started? You can register today! 

    Thank you, and we look forward to supporting you as you navigate the early years of your career!


    Robert Littlefield and Nicole L’Etoile

    • January 26, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual via Zoom (we will send registrants the link)

    Guests:  RI Principals of the Year 2020 and Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green

    Please join your colleagues from around the state for a virtual gathering. Our program includes presentations from our RI Principals of the Year for 2020, Craig MacKenzie of Chariho HS and Courtney Monterecy of Mary Fogarty Elementary in Providence.  They will share their experiences in meeting the challenge of leading learning in the pandemic.

    Also, our keynote presenter will be Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, Angelica Infante-Green, who will bring us up to date on the plans RIDE has for 2021 and beyond.  

    Hopefully, this will be our last or at least our penultimate virtual gathering and soon we will be able to connect in person.

    Register for the event and we will send you the Zoom link.

    • January 28, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EST)

    Aspiring Rhode Island Principals' Network

    January 28th, February 24th, and March 29th from 4:00pm-5:30pm.

    The Zoom link will be shared with participants a few days before the first session.

    There is no certification attached, but there are PLUS for participating. We will give a certificate of hours to each participant. 

    There is no cost. The program is grant funded.

    The sessions are open to any educator in a principal prep program, or is considering it down the road.

    There are three 90 minute sessions with a 30 min Q&A after that. We ask people to attend all three sessions if possible. The CT Center will facilitate, and a few of the RIASP Board Members will be available during the Q&A to answer questions about RIASP, and the role of the principal. 

    RIASP is expanding our coaching and networking opportunities to aspiring principals. This network supports an ongoing community of practice for aspiring principals deeply committed to investigating and enacting high impact instructional leadership strategies.

    Educators interested in growing into a future administrative role will participate in virtual coaching and real-world practice. Participants will apply the leadership skills that matter most, as they lead a team of teachers in a real school and grapple with the unpredictable challenges leaders encounter every day. They will share challenges and reflect with peers in the program, forging a support network that will last through their careers. Session are facilitated by the CT Center for School Change.

    When you register  you are registering for all sessions.

    • February 02, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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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.  Let’s continue the conversation and dig in deeper…How could you use BRIDGE-RI, the free, online, professional learning platform in your building?

    Join us for a Community of Practice (imagine a series of opportunities for principals, assistance principals, 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 in early February and running every three weeks until early April.  

    The commitment includes meeting for one hour (at 4pm) online every three weeks for a total of five meetings.  In between meetings, you would be committing to completing a section of a BRIDGE-RI course that takes around a half hour to forty minutes to be prepared to discuss how you would envision using it.  

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

    Meeting Dates (all 4pm to 5pm) 

    Feb 2nd (Tuesday) 

    Feb 23rd  (Tuesday)  

    March 16th (Tuesday) 

    April 6th ( Tuesday) 

    April 27th (Tuesday)

    When you register, you are registering for all dates. 

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Robert E. Littlefield, Executive Director 

Sherry Arlia-Puhacz, Adm. Asst. 

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