In 2016, Middle School and High School Principal categories were merged to have one (1) Secondary Principal of the Year Winner. This will be the procedure going forward.
RI Middle School Principal of the Year
Each year RIASP selects a Rhode Island Middle School Principal of the Year who then becomes eligible for consideration as the National Middle School Principal of the Year.
The NASSP National Principal of the Year award program annually recognizes outstanding school leaders who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students. These principals are acknowledged by their peers for the exemplary contributions they have made to the profession. The program honors school principals who have demonstrated excellence in collaborative leadership; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and personalization.
Anyone may nominate an eligible principal – a superintendent, a principal, a teacher, a parent, a student.
Middle School Principal of the Year
2005 - Richard Wheeler - Barrington Middle School
2006 - Joan Fargnoli - Ferri Middle School
2007 - Meredith Caswell - Slater Junior High School
2008 - Michael Carbone - Kickemuit Middle School
2009 - Lawrence Filippelli - Scituate Middle School
2010 - Michael Almeida - Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School
2011 - Thomas Barbieri - Hugh B. Bain Middle School
2012 - Gregory Zenion - Chariho Middle School
2013 - Richard Drolet - North Cumberland Middle School
2014 - Patricia Marcotte - Ponaganset Middle School
2015 - Jaime Crowley - Frank E. Thompson Middle School
(Category combined with High School and made Secondary title in 2016. See the High School/Secondary page for winners after 2015)
UPDATED: FEBRUARY, 2023