Teachers and Administrators

Teachers and Administrators

Excellent Educators

The Office of Educator Excellence and Certification Services at RIDE is dedicated to supporting and improving the educator talent in Rhode Island districts. For more information, please use the links below.


Increase interest in teaching and leading, elevate the profession, and diversify the talent pool through multiple pathways into the profession for teachers and administrators


Offer high-quality, practice-based preparation for educators through a variety of models.

Recruit & Hire

Certify educators with appropriate credentials, encourage early hiring, and utilize proven recruitment and hiring practices

Support & Grow

Improve professional learning systems and increase use of high-leverage practices, such as coaching and feedback opportunities


Establish career pathways and shared leadership opportunities for all educators, while supporting strong building and district leadership



The approximate number of teachers, administrators, & other educators who work in RI public schools. 

Resources & Info

This Educator Resources [PDF, 158 KB] document provides information about instructional help with distance learning, personal and professional learning resources, as well as information on COVID-19.


Vision for Education Transforming Education in Rhode Island

Learn more about RIDE's
strategic plan.

RIDE Recognizes Excellent Educators

RIDE seeks applications for State Teacher of the Year and nominations for District Teacher of the Year and distinguished educators.