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Bristol-Warren Teacher Named Portsmouth Principal

The Portsmouth School Committee made two leadership appointments Tuesday night, including a hire for a brand new position.


teacher Elizabeth Viveiros will be heading across the bridge after this school year after being named principal of Portsmouth's .

The Portsmouth School Committee unanimously appointed Viveiros, along with a new fourth/fifth grade  assistant principal. 

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. 

Lisa Little, who will become vice principal, 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. 

Kathy Rodriguez May 24, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Congrats Mrs Viveiros! So happy for you. The children & parents in Portsmouth are in for a treat. You really are the best!
John Tattrie May 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Congrats, You are most certainly an excellent pick for the job. Keep up the good work and thanks for all you've done here. Thanks for all you did for Alicia, she would be proud. Good Luck!

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