Rhode Island First Year Principal Award
RIASP Accepts Nominations in December Each Year
First Year Principal of the Year
*[Watch your emails in the months of September through December for this nomination request]
All nominees must meet the following criteria:
RIASP member currently, and having had been a member for one (1) full year
Principal for one (1) complete year
Nominees would therefore currently be active principals, and in their second full year.
Letters of nomination may be emailed to Robert Littlefield at firstname.lastname@example.org. The one to two page letter of nomination should reference the candidate's leadership capacity, and at least one particular accomplishment achieved during their first full year.
Once nominated, we (RIASP) will contact your nominee and forward the application packet to them. The application packet is quite comprehensive, so it is advantageous to nominate a candidate in timely fashion.
A RIASP selection committee will review all completed nomination packets. At least two (2) finalists shall then be identified. For validation purposes, the selection committee will then conduct school visits, and shall ultimately select the Rhode Island First Year Principal of the Year.
Finally, if you are aware of an outstanding First Year Principal, please do not hesitate to nominate them. The sooner the better. The deadline for submitting nominations is UPDATED EACH YEAR. Send letters of nomination to Robert Littlefield at email@example.com.
OUTSTANDING FIRST YEAR PRINCIPAL
2009 - Gail Dandurand - Narragansett Elementary School
2010 - Steven Morrone - Ashaway Elementary School
2011 - Janet Lyons - Austin T. Levy School
2012 - Lori DeSimone - Greystone Elementary School
2014 - Kathryn Tancrelle - Hopkins Elementary School
2015 - Michaela Keegan - Juanita Sanchez Education Complex
2016 - William Black - West Broadway Middle School
2017 - Jennifer Daigneault - Halliwell Elementary School
2018 - Mark DeCiccio - Samuel Slater Middle School
2019 - Maryann Crudale - Frenchtown Elementary School
2020 - Brian Gilmore - Birchwood Middle School
2021 - Chip McGair - South Kingstown High School
2022 Outstanding New Principal
Mr. Frank Galligan
Warwick Neck Elementary School, Warwick
(L to R) RIASP executive director Bob Littlefield, First Year POY Frank Galligan, Warwick superintendent Lynn Dambruch
UPDATED: April 5, 2022