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.