Welcome to Dr. Susan F. Lusi, who today steps into her new job as Providence's Interim Superintendent. I am delighted that you're here and eager to support you as you start your work leading Providence onto new strengths.
An item from the Woonsocket Call that mentions Dr. Lusi as the Woonsocket School Committee's first choice as that city's interim superintendent. We know now that Dr. Lusi chose to go with Providence. With Dr. Lusi unavailable, the Woonsocket School Committee chose Dr. Collette B. Trailor to fill its interim slot, which is slated to be filled permanently by the start of the school year. Best of luck to Dr. Trailor and whomever ends up in the permanent spot.
There are a number of other open superintendent spots in the state which I hope for our mutual benefit are filled by strong, collaborative leaders who are willing to stay the course and work together--and with the rest of us--to move all of Rhode Island's cities and towns forward.