Portsmouth School Committee Appoints New Principals for Melville, PMS
The Portsmouth School Committee made two leadership appointments Tuesday night, including a hire for a brand new position.
Your child might just have a new principal next fall.
The Portsmouth School Committee unanimously appointed two new school leaders Tuesday night: a principal for Melville Elementary School and a new fourth/fifth grade Portsmouth Middle School assistant principal.
The new Melville Elementary School principal is Elizabeth Viveiros, who will fill the role held by retiring Dr. Joanne Olson.
Lisa Little was selected as the new fourth/fifth grade Portsmouth Middle School assistant principal. This is a new position which was created by the school committee earlier this year.
Both of these new school leaders will begin their duties in July.
Viveiros is currently a principal intern and second-grade teacher at Hugh Cole Elementary School in the Bristol-Warren Regional School District.
Viveiros has been employed by the Bristol-Warren school district since 1999, where she has worked as both a special education inclusion and regular education teacher.
While there, she has been responsible for evaluating and modifying a school-wide behavioral support program (PBIS); facilitated professional learning communities with staff; supported teachers with the development of student and professional goals; been a member of curriculum development teams in math, science, and writing; and served on the district writing and Superintendent’s Advisory Committees.
Viveiros holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College, with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. She will complete her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education in July.
Little is currently a half-time guidance counselor and half-time house leader at Portsmouth Middle School.
Little began her career as a special education teacher in the Portsmouth School District. In addition to being a special educator, she has been a regular education classroom teacher and guidance counselor.
At Portsmouth Middle School, she has served as a NECAP testing coordinator; served on the schoolwide leadership, school improvement, literacy, and RtI teams; served as the English Language Arts Coordinator; and was involved in the evaluation of teachers.
Little holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. Little earned her master’s degree in counseling from Providence College.
She will be completing the educational leadership program through the Principal’s Residency Network in June.