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Asst. Supt., Cole Asst. Principal Resign

Asst. Supt. Paula Dillon has taken a position in Barrington; Cole's Vin Varrecchione has been named the new Cranston AD.


Asst. Supt. Paula Dillon has taken a job in the Barrington schools and Cole Middle School Asst. Principal Vin Varrecchione is being considered for the job as the new athletic director for Cranston. Both have resigned, prompting a late-summer shuffle in East Greenwich.

At a special School Committee meeting Tuesday, Aug. 21, the School Committee is expected to name an interim assistant principal for Cole. There is no word yet on a replacement for Dillon. According to School Committee Chair Deidre Gifford, the district only learned of Dillon's departure on Wednesday. Dillon's last day is Sept. 4.

Dillon started in East Greenwich as a special education teacher at East Greenwich High School. Her first administrative post was as special education director. She was named assistant superintendent for technology, teaching and diverse populations in EG last September.

In Barrington, she was named the new chief of curriculum and instruction.

"We’re very disappointed," said Gifford of Dillon's departure. "She’ll be missed and we’re very disappointed that she’s leaving. We wish her the best in her new job."

The Cranston School Committee will vote on a recommendation to appoint Varrecchione to the Athletic Director position at their meeting Monday, Aug. 20. Varrecchione served as AG for East Greenwich for several years before moving into the assistant principal position at Cole in 2009.

"Vin Varrecchione has been a positive influence in our schools and for our kids," said Gifford. "He will be missed, and we wish him well in his new position."

Bea Lukens August 17, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Paula has implemented so many updates to the curriculum.I hope the work she has done with the district's curriculum continues. Good luck to you! You were an advocate for so many programs I wish you the best. Barrington is one lucky town.

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