Charting the course 
        for public education...

Rhode Island School Superintendents' Association

NE Association of School Superintendents honor RISSA Members

05 Oct 2016 10:12 AM | Judy Spremulli (Administrator)


New England Association of School Superintendents Honor RISSA Members Rosemarie Kraeger, Arthur Campbell, and Tim Ryan


The New England Association of School Superintendents (NEASS) held their 199th Annual Fall Conference in Newport. The conference theme was: Social-Emotional Learning and the new ESSA: Current State of Research, Policy, and Practice. The following awards were presented:


The NEASS President’s Award was presented to Rosemarie Kraeger, Superintendent of the Middletown Schools for the past 19 years. Mrs. Kraeger is recognized by her peers as a distinguished educator and advocate for public schools. Mrs. Kraeger has been the recipient of numerous awards including The National Distinguished Principals Award, Milliken Family Educators Award, Fordham University Alumni Achievement Award, as well as the Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year. She has served as the President of the Rhode Island School Superintendents Association (RISSA), presented at numerous national conferences and is national Vice Chair of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact. She began her career teaching in the New York City Public Schools.


The Alice Duckworth Achievement in Education Award winner is Arthur Campbell. Mr. Campbell began his career as a teacher of math and science in Jamestown and South Kingstown. He was appointed Superintendent of the South Kingstown Schools in 1984 and served until 1996. He also served as interim Superintendent of Schools in South Kingstown, Narragansett, and Lincoln. Mr. Campbell was selected as RISSA 1995 Superintendent of the Year and 2004 Rhode Island College Alumnus of the Year.

He is the past President of the Rhode Island School Superintendents Association, long-time Executive Committee member, and the organization’s Executive Director from 1996 to 2006. Mr. Campbell is recognized as a consummate professional who has embodied the characteristics of an educational leader throughout his long career serving public education in Rhode Island.


The Lincoln Lynch Career Achievement Award recipient is Dr. Timothy P. Ryan, Executive Director of the Rhode Island School Superintendents Association. Dr. Ryan began his career as a public school teacher in Newport in1972 and served as a principal in Newport and Portsmouth. He served six years as Superintendent of Schools in Portsmouth, interim Superintendent in North Providence, and worked in numerous districts in Rhode Island as an administrator and consultant. His research interest is the relationship between educational spending and student achievement. He has been active at the Rhode Island State House as an advocate for public education and served on numerous commissions and public policy groups.


2480 Post Road, Warwick, RI  02886

Mailing Address:  PO Box 7791, Warwick, RI  02887

(p) 401.272.9811, Press 3
(f) 401.272.9834
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software