District Teachers of the Year

Each year, teachers from across Rhode Island represent their individual LEAs as District Teachers of the Year.

Each District Teacher of the Year (DTOY) will serve as a liaison between the district and the RI Department of Education to share information about state initiatives, attend full and half day professional learning sessions focused on DTOY leadership, collaborate with DTOYs from across the state, and have the opportunity to apply to represent all Rhode Island educators as the 2024 State Teacher of the Year.

Application

Download the 2023-2024 District Teacher of the Year Profile Sheet

If you have any questions regarding the District Teacher of the Year program, please contact Mary Keenan, at mary.keenan@ride.ri.gov.

DISTRICT TEACHER
Achievement First Lauren Domaszowec
Barrington Connie Oswald
Beacon Charter  Marissa Rodriguez
Blackstone Valley Prep Christina Tetreault
Bristol Warren Kerry D'Angelo
Burrillville Nicholas Horne
Central Falls Kelly Flynn (in memoriam)
Chariho Regional Tricia Abbott
Compass Amy Goldblatt
Coventry Kelly Erinakes
Cumberland Tammy Lemieux
East Greenwich Deanna Agresti
East Providence Kristyn-Anne Pinheiro
Exeter-West Greenwich Donna Gagner
Foster Kristen Papa
Foster-Glocester Maryhelen Khoury
Greene School Jeff Johnson
International Charter School Analisa Pereira
Jamestown Erica Connolly
Johnston Amy Wheeler
Kingstown Hill Academy Victoria Kavanagh
Lincoln Joseph Mellen
Little Compton Jessica Higgins
Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center Andrew Coburn
Narragansett Tracey McCallig
Newport Taylor Rock
North Kingstown Malaree Shields
North Providence Kimberly DiTusa
North Smithfield  Thomas Yeaw
Nurses Institute Middle College (RINI) Kristen Coyne
Pawtucket Bridget Dufault
Portsmouth Dorene Phillips
Providence Francesca Leclerc
Rhode Island School for the Deaf  Susan Brown
Scituate Stefanie Vantine
Segue Institute for Learning Jaclyn Casey
Smithfield  Torie Caldarone
South Kingstown Fritz Benz
Southside Academy Charter School Jessica Quenga
Tiverton Staci Del Deo
Trinity Academy for Performing Arts  ShaLayla Simmons
Warwick Milissa O'Neil
West Warwick Heather Roberti
Westerly  Suzanne Machinski
William Davies Career & Technical School Lyle Nesse
Woonsocket  Brigette Spina
DISTRICT TEACHER
Barrington Julie Abbruzzi
Beacon Charter  Suzanne Tessitore
Blackstone Valley Prep Amanda Gotay
Bristol Warren Kimberlie Peecher
Burrillville Lauren Leonti
Chariho Regional Danielle Bruneau
Compass Zachary Sirowich
Coventry Nicola (Nikki) Scheib
Cumberland Jennifer Marvel
East Greenwich Dana Doucette
East Providence Aimee Couto
Exeter-West Greenwich Meredith Goddard
Foster Susan Scanlon
Foster-Glocester Katharine Cioe
Greene School Sarah Kristiansen
Hope Academy Leanna O'Brien
International Charter School Frances
Jamestown Karyn Kauffman
Johnston Susan Parillo
Kingstown Hill Academy Judith D'Agnelo
Lincoln Cynthia Soares
Little Compton Ann Connolly
Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center Khalie Nunez
Newport Carla Jewell
North Kingstown David Aubin
North Providence Alicia Charpentier
North Smithfield  Jeffrey Crins
Nurses Institute Middle College (RINI) Angela Newbury
Pawtucket Sherrie-Lynne Belanger
Portsmouth Kevin Reilly
Providence Lindsay Paiva
PVD Prep Sam Saltz
Rhode Island School for the Deaf  Deba Pietsch
Scituate Maggie Stormont
Segue Institute for Learning Edith Ospina
Smithfield  Jessica DeRemer
South Kingstown Rebecca Duff Wolstencroft
Southside Academy Charter School Susan Cancellieri
Tiverton Matt McGuire
Trinity Academy for Performing Arts  Christeen Hum Estrada
Warwick Catherine Hawthorne-Kocak
West Warwick Diane Tourangeau
Westerly  Shelby Worsham
William Davies Career & Technical School Christina Cipolla 
Woonsocket  Renee DiCenso 
DISTRICT TEACHER
Achievement First Desiree Halaka
Barrington Drew (Michael) Genetti
Beacon Charter School Christina Dipalma
Blackstone Valley Prep Brianna Dodd
Bristol Warren Ellen L. Estrella
Burrillville Jason LaDuke
Central Falls Cynthia Sime and Karen Drolet
Chariho Regional Jeanine Mankoff
Compass Charter School Kristen Kardos
Coventry Chuck Branchaud
Cumberland Eric Georgio
East Greenwich Robert Petrucci
East Providence Katie Kenahan
Exeter-West Greenwich Arthur Searle
Glocester Derek Sabatini
Foster-Glocester Rebecca Iannuccilli
Greene School Brendan Haggerty
Highlander Charter School Karen Nencka
International Charter School Mary-Ann Rinaldi
Jamestown Brittney Ahnrud
Johnston Susan Volante
Kingston Hill Academy Lauren Angel
Lincoln Paul Ruhle
Little Compton Mary Elizabeth Miller
Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center Michelle Portilla
Newport Angela Johnson
North Kingstown Mia Thompson
North Providence Lisa Leaheey
North Smithfield Jamie Austin
Nurses Institute Middle College (RINI) Dr. Kevin Pare
Pawtucket Kerri Bettencourt
Portsmouth Christine Lawrence
Providence Zachary Pinto
RI School for the Deaf Deborah Fletcher
Scituate Stephanie Mikkelsen
Segue Institute for Learning Joshua J. Chevalier
Smithfield Michael Deslauriers
South Kingstown Julie Turcotte
Southside Academy Charter School Jackie Ibarra
Tiverton Christine Costa
Trinity Academy for Performing Arts Michaela McCaughey
West Warwick Tiffany Dunn
Warwick Jessica Bonneau
Westerly Rebecca Mason
William Davies Career & Technical School  Leigh Anne Butterworth
Woonsocket Heather Neil
Woonsocket Jessica Donato
West Bay Collaborative Alicia Coyle
DISTRICT TEACHER
Achievement First Elizabeth Eastman
Barrington Melanie Roy
Beacon Charter School Rebecca Willner
Blackstone Valley Prep Ruqayya El-Asmar
Bristol Warren Nicole Daniello
Burrillville Holly Andersen
Central Falls Melissa Trevitt
Chariho Regional Martha Ganz Dion
Charette Charter Caroline Roth
Compass Charter School Michelle Chamberlin
Coventry Cheryl Saucier
Cumberland Paula MacMillin
Davies Career and Tech Akash Shah
DCYF James Anderson
East Greenwich Kristine Lacleod
East Providence Jennifer Ruthven
Exeter-West Greenwich Melissa Cohen
Glocester Sue Adams
Foster-Glocester Kristina Hogan
Greene School Michele Percival
Highlander Charter School Marlene Medeiros
Jamestown Jane Mitchell
Johnston Kathleen Kelly
Kingston Hill Academy Amanda Wild
Lincoln David Clegg
Little Compton Kelly Cole
Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center Eleanor Dove Harris
Newport Corey Johnson
North Kingstown Lisa Garcia
North Providence Frances Marshall
North Smithfield Natalie O’Brien
Nowell Academy Charter Ryan Mullen
Nurses Institute Middle College (RINI) Michael Clancy
Pawtucket Melinda DeCorte
Portsmouth Donna Powell
Providence Ekaete Okon
RI School for the Deaf Deborah Fletcher
Scituate Amanda Donahue
Segue Institute for Learning John Rosenbaum
Smithfield Jennifer Pushee
South Kingstown Ryan Muir
Southside Academy Charter School Kathy Frechette
Tiverton Megan Macfarlane
Trinity Academy for Performing Arts Areema Sweeney-Ashby
West Warwick Micheal Shunny
Warwick Tara Castro
Westerly Linda Alicchio
Woonsocket Heather Neil
Woonsocket Jessica Donato
West Bay Collaborative Kathryn Weiner