The unanimous vote follows the recommendation of Interim Superintendent Barbara McGann.
Little was picked after a search that ended up with two finalists.
EastBayRI.com reported that Little said she was speechless, honored and privileged and said the school community "is a fabulous community and I look forward to moving it forward."
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.