2018-19 District Educator-Leader

Congratulations Jennifer Paolantonio!
Posted on 03/15/2019

Congratulations to Jen Paolantonio for being recognized as the district

2018-19 Educator-Leader

Tim Shriver and Jennifer Paolantonio at the SXSW EDU Expo, in Austin, TX promoting “Unlocking Inclusion”


Each year the Rhode Island Department of Education invites district superintendents and principals to recommend an educator to represent their district as an educator leader.  Congratulations to Jen Paolantonio for being selected from Ponaganset High School.


Mrs. Paolantonio has exhibited all of the following.  

  • Exceptional educational talent as evidenced by effective instructional practices and student  learning results in the classroom and school;
  • Exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom that provide models of excellence for the profession;
  • Individuals whose contributions to education are largely unheralded yet worthy of the spotlight; and
  • Engaging and inspiring presence that motivates and impacts students, colleagues, and the community.


Mrs. Paolantonio and her students in Beijing, China at the Youth Summit.


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