Rhode Island

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About Rhode Island

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A CEEDAR TA Partner since: 2016

Participating Teacher Preparation Programs:

  • Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Providence College
  • Rhode Island College
  • Salve Regina University
  • The University of Rhode Island
  • The Center for Leadership & Educational Equity (CLEE)
  • Burrillville Public Schools
  • Central Falls School District
  • Narragansett Public Schools
  • Newport Public Schools

Reform Efforts

CEEDAR Efforts in Rhode Island:

The Rhode Island Department of Education is partnering with 6 Rhode Island educator preparation programs (EPPs) to participate in a collaborative, professional learning opportunity with select local educational agencies (LEAs) and educational organizations. One of the main objectives of this collaboration are to enact processes that guide governance and implementation of strong clinical partnerships across Rhode Island. This will ensure that program completers and current practicing educators are prepared to design and deliver effective, culturally responsive education using high quality curriculum materials, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Rhode Island’s CEEDAR blueprint is focused on four areas:

1) Continuous improvement

2) Mutually beneficial partnerships

3) Equity and access

4) Literacy & dyslexia, leveraged by the Rhode Island Right to Read Act

Interested in learning more about reform efforts in Rhode Island? Contact one of our CEEDAR agency representatives.

Institution RepresentedNameEmail
CEEDARAbby Foleyafoley@air.org
CEEDARRod LuceroRlucero32@gmail.com
CEEDARAshton Johnson

Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)

Emily KleinEmily.klein@ride.ri.gov
RIDEKari KurtoKari.Kurto@ride.ri.gov
RIDEMichael O’ConnorMichael.OConnor@ride.ri.gov
RIDEHilda PotrzebaHilda.Potrzeba@ride.ri.gov

Clayton RossClayton.ross@ride.ri.gov
Johnson & Wales University

Karen SwobodaKaren.swoboda@jwu.edu
Johnson & Wales University

Lisa MacarusoLMacaruso01@wildcats.jwu.edu
Providence College
Heather AllcockHeather.allcock@providence.edu
Providence CollegeShannon DolanSdolan3@providence.edu
Rhode Island CollegeCara McDermott-FasyCmcdermott@ric.edu
Rhode Island CollegeCeleste Comeau-MullaneCcomeaumullane@ric.edu
Salve Regina UniversityTracy PelkowskiTracy.pelkowski@salve.edu
Salve Regina UniversityHolly MooreHolly.moore@salve.edu
The University of Rhode Island


Danielle DennisDanielle_dennis@uri.edu
The University of Rhode IslandDiana MarshallDmar1145@uri.edu
The Center for Leadership &

Educational Equity

Kirsten LaCroixKirstenlacroix@clee-ri.org
The Center for Leadership &

Educational Equity

Evelyn Cosme-JonesEvelyncosmejones@clee-ri.org
The Equity InstituteAyana BassAbass@theequityinstitute.org
Central Falls School District

Jay MidwoodMidwoodj@cfschools.net
Narragansett School DistrictKaren FestaKfesta@nssk12.org
Newport School DistrictMichael BrownerMbrownerjr@gmail.com