In 2016, the decision to chose one (1) Secondary Principal of the Year was made rather than having one winner in the Middle School category and one winner in the High School category and this will be the procedure going forward.
RI High School Principal of the Year
Each year RIASP selects a Rhode Island High School Principal of the year who then becomes eligible for consideration as the National High 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.
High School Principal of the Year
2005 - Gerald Foley - North Kingstown High School
2006 - Robert Mitchell - Chariho Regional High School
2007 - Colleen Gribbin - St. Mary's Academy Bay View
2008 - Robert Littlefield - Portsmouth High School
2009 - Daniel Warner - Narragansett High School
2010 - Patti DiCenso - Rogers High School
2011 - Dennis Mullen - Pilgrim High School
2012 - Daniel Kelley - Smithfield High School
2013 - Michael Hobin - Coventry High School
2014 - Scott Sutherland - Mount Pleasant High School
2015 - Alan J. Tenreiro - Cumberland High School
(2016 - Category combined with Middle School and made Secondary title)
2016 - Jason Masterson - McCourt Middle School
2017 - Christopher Savastano - William E. Tolman High School
2018 - Joseph Hurley - Barrington High School
2019 - Kevin McNamara - Lincoln High School
2020 - Craig MacKenzie - Chariho Regional High School
2021 - Deborah DiBiase - Mt. Hope High School
2022 - Scott Barr - Providence Classical High School
2022 Secondary Principal of the Year
Scott Barr - Providence Classical High School