Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School

51 Intervale Avenue, North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: (401) 233-1170 | Fax: (401) 232-5421

Principal:  Thomas Mellen

Assistant Principal: Susan Bennett 

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Teams

The power of a team knows no bounds. At Ricci Middle School, we use the “house system,” a method that boosts camaraderie and close-knit relationships between students, their peers, and educators.  We have several “teams” at Ricci, that ensure all students feel included, supported, and a part of something larger than themselves.

Team Staff

6th grade team: SILVER TEAM

ELA

Marilyn McLaughlin

Math

Joseph Cordoves

Social Studies        

Carol Catone

Science

Kim Hardman

Resource

Deborah Norato

Mechatronics  
7/8th grade team: RED TEAM

ELA

Marilyn McLaughlin

 

Math

Joseph Cordoves

 

Social Studies        

Carol Catone

 

Science

Kim Hardman

 

Resource

Deborah Norato

 

Mechatronics  
7th grade team: BLUE TEAM

ELA

Kim Walsh

Math

Julia McCormick

Social Studies         

Connor Fagan

Science

Anna Stuart-Viera

Resource

Danielle Tiernan

 

8th grade team: WHITE TEAM

ELA

Jill Harraka

Math

George Thomas

Social Studies           

Teresa Connors

Science

Kim DiTusa

Resource

Tarra Bilyj

 

Unified Arts and Support Staff
Speech Pathologist  

Anne Annese

Self-Contained

Donielle DiFante

Chorus/Music

Amanda Santo

Band/Music

Greg Berger

PE/Health

David Maggiacomo

PE/Health

John Hogan

Nurse

Janet Gasparri

Tech Ed

Beth Starring

Mechatronics

World Languages 

Miriam Badger

World Languages Rachel Barrer

Reading

Jessica Kasabian

Library/Media

Barbara DaSilva

School Counselor

Beth Moretti

Art

Caroline Gates

Social Worker

Roselyn Lonardo

Psychologist

Jennifer DePalma

ELL

Enid Jackson

Secretary

Ann Marie Ferrante

 

Goal: To Improve Student Achievement in all Areas

Objectives:

  • To continue the use of a schoolwide “Thinking Maps” program to increase our students’ ability to organize and communicate their thinking across disciplines.  Teachers and students will complete a twelve-week rollout plan starting each September.
  • Students and teachers will utilize Chromebooks on a daily basis in blended learning classrooms to increase student achievement through rigorous content specific lessons and activities.
  • Students and teachers will use “Renaissance Accelerated Reader” and “Accelerated Math” to improve math and literacy skills across grade levels.
  • Teachers will utilize content planning periods to analyze formative and summative assessment data in order to improve teaching and learning.  
  • To continue to implement our HOPS (Homework, Organization & Planning Skills) program to increase our students’ planning and organizational skills.
Goal: Ongoing Professional Development for Staff

Objectives:  

  • To provide professional development on blended/personalized learning and technology integration
  • To provide professional development on “Thinking Maps.”
  • To provide professional development on “Renaissance Accelerated Reader” and “Accelerated Mathematics.”
Goal: Forge Partnerships with Parents & Community

Communicate and partner with parents and other members of the community to prepare our students to be responsible and engaged citizens.  

Objectives:

  • Hold monthly parent council meetings
  • Develop a PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)
  • Foster relationships with local businesses that specialize in areas that would benefit our mechatronics program
Middle school Student Handbook 19.20