Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Rhode Island School for the Deaf Announces Formation of Director Search Committee

RISD Announces Formation of Director Search Committee

The Rhode Island School for the Deaf (RISD) is pleased to share that the search committee for the new director of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf has been established. The committee’s composition includes individuals representing the various constituencies across RISD, such as teachers, staff, alumni, administration, and community members. By working together with efficiency and professionalism, these individuals will play a critical role in conducting a fair, thorough, and ultimately successful search for the next leader.

The RISD Director Search Committee members are:
Jane Canulla, Board Member Representative
Andrew Milligan, School Improvement Specialist, Rhode Island Department of Education
Laura Biggins, Union Representative & Teacher of the Deaf
Joseph Batiano, School Counselor
Robin Henderson, Teacher of the Deaf
Mary Pendergast, RISD Special Education Director
Krysten Flynn-Gormley, Teacher of the Deaf
Sara Franklin, Audiologist, RISD Audiology Center
Betsy Shealy, Parent Representative
Tyler Hurteau, Alumni Representative
Dr. Mark Andrade, Special Education Director, Pawtucket School District
Danielle Loughlin, Community Member Representative
Thomas Darden, Community Member & Alumni Representative
Amanda Montgomery, Board Member Ex-Officio Representative

Next week, the RISD Board of Trustees will approve the job profile and prospectus, which have been developed based on focus groups and survey responses with school community members, families, board of trustees members, and Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE).

If you have any questions or concerns related to the search process, please do not hesitate to email [email protected]. If you have recommendations for RISD Director candidates, please send their names directly to Innivee Strategies at [email protected].

About Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Rhode Island School for the Deaf (RISD or RISDeaf) is a school for deaf students established in 1876. RISD serves deaf and hard-of-hearing students in grades preschool through high school. RISD believes strongly in students becoming bilingual in ASL and English. To learn more about RISD, please visit their website at www.rideaf.ri.gov.

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