New Director of Student Services Appointed

New Director of Student Services Appointed
Posted on 10/30/2019
The Narragansett School System is pleased to announce that Mrs. Melissa Denton has been appointed as the next Director of Student Services.

Mrs. Denton is currently the Director of Pupil Personnel in Westerly, RI. Mrs. Denton has held positions as a special educator, enrichment specialist, instructional coordinator, and induction coach.

Mrs. Denton brings deep expertise and experience in special education instruction, student support systems, and social-emotional learning to her role as Director of Student Services. She holds a B.S. and M.Ed. from Rhode Island College, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate at Johnson and Wales University.

Mrs. Denton has a proven commitment to success for all children, and her collaborative approach to leadership and support of families have resulted in impressive student outcomes. She was chosen from a competitive field of applicants through a rigorous selection process involving parents, educators, school administrators, and the Narragansett School Committee.

“We are thrilled to welcome Melissa to Narragansett in this leadership role,” states Dr. Peter Cummings, Narragansett Superintendent of Schools. “Melissa is an outstanding educator who is a natural fit for our district due to her personal commitment to advocating for students with learning differences, her strong
background in differentiated instruction, and her proven ability to create positive relationships with students, parents, and staff.”

Mrs. Denton was officially appointed at a special October 28th, 2019 School Committee meeting at Narragansett Town Hall and will begin her new role on or before January 1st, 2020.