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  • by Erika Sanzi
    The National Principal of the Year for 2016 is Alan Tenreiro and he proudly hails from our little state of Rhode Island. When you live in a state as small as ours, big honors feel even bigger and that’s what many are experiencing today with the announcement that a local school leader has been selected for this award because he is such an “outstanding building level leader.” 

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  • As the executive director of Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, a network of high-performing charter schools in northern Rhode Island, I see every day how the hard work of dedicated teachers makes this work not only possible, but palpable. Because we believe that every single "scholar" at BVP, 100 percent of them, have the potential to be great, and we believe that it is our job to ensure scholar success, success is happening. Read more...

    Jeremy Chiapetta
    Feb 12 2013