Former Portsmouth Superintendent Ana Riley was announced as the new Superintendent of the Bristol Warren Regional School District on Monday night.
The Bristol Warren Regional School Committee unanimously approved Ana Riley as the district's new superintendent during their meeting on Monday night at Mt. Hope High School in Bristol.
Riley was previously superintendent for Portsmouth schools for five years, leaving in 2019 to accept a job as deputy commissioner for instructional programs at the Rhode Island Department of Education. She has also been a superintendent in Dartmouth, Mass., and held various principal positions at the elementary and middle school levels.
Committee Chairperson Marjorie McBride confirmed that Riley was signed to a three-year, $180,000 contract.
Prior to being announced, a slew of student achievements were highlighted that included students who exceeded expectations on RICAS testing, as well as athletic and extracurricular achievements, which Riley highlighted during her brief comments before the committee and public attendees.
“That was really exciting, and just adds to my excitement to be here,” Riley said.
McBride said that she was “excited” at Riley’s hiring, and added, “I think we’re on the right track.”