"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." - Malcolm Forbes
Biography & Experience
Born 1963 in Cranston.
Educated in Cranston Public Schools - George Peters Elementary (formerly West View School); Hugh B. Bain Junior High; Cranston High School West Class of 1981.
Graduated Providence College 1985 - B.A. Political Science. (while working 30-35 hours a week to put myself through college.)
Employed as a Buyer in the Foodservice Distribution industry from 1986 - 2012.
Since 2013 a Category Leader at Gordon Food Service, a $13 billion dollar, family-owned food service distribution company. Responsible for managing a $160 million category - including 28 staff, budgeting, marketing.
Resident and homeowner in Warwick since 1992, when I married my high school sweetheart, Laura (Petrone), of Warwick. We have three daughters - Julia (completed her freshman year at RI College; graduated Pilgrim HS, Class of 2015), Georgia (11th grade at Pilgrim fall 2016; PHS Class of 2018 ), and Abigail (proud, final graduating class of Aldrich Jr. HS 2016; 9th grade at Pilgrim HS; PHS Class of 2020). All our children have attended Warwick Public Schools since kindergarten.
Communicant of St. Peter’s Church, Warwick, 1992 to present.
Chairperson Parent Communication Advisory Committee (PCAC) since 2009. (find us on Facebook – keyword ‘WPS Parent Committee’)
Original member of the Warwick Schools Long Term Facilities Planning Committee (LTFPC) 2009-2013.
Active in our Warwick Public Schools via School Committee meetings, other WPS committees, letter writing and more since 2002.
Because at the end of the day, someone’s school system has to be the best, why not ours?