Dr. Kristen Stringfellow, Superintendent in South Kingstown, Selected as 2017 Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year


RI – Dr. Stringfellow has served as the Superintendent in South Kingstown since 2009. She
previously served as Assistant Superintendent of the Scituate School District. Prior
to that she served as the Assistant Superintendent, ESL Director, Director of Gifted
& Talented, Title I Director and Principal of the Alternative High School in East
Providence. She was a principal in Scituate and a teacher in Providence, Cranston
and East Providence.

Kristen is the recipient of numerous awards including: the 2012 Washington County
Coalition of Children Award, the 2013 US Army Reserve Patriot Award, 2015 Honorary
Member of the University of Rhode Island Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, and
the 2016 Norma Garnett Advocacy Award from the RI Foreign Language Association. She
previously served as an adjunct faculty member at Johnson & Wales University
teaching Communication in the M.B.A. program and she currently serves as an adjunct
professor at Providence College where she teaches School Finance in the M.Ed.
Administration program.

Kristen has been an active member of RISSA serving as Secretary, Executive Committee
member, Special Awards Committee, and numerous special committees since 2009. She
currently serves as the Vice-President of RISSA.

Dr. Stringfellow and her husband Peter reside in Coventry with their 4 children. She
is a lifelong Rhode Island resident. Kristen is beginning her 29th year in education
and her 8th year as Superintendent of Schools.

Dr. Stringfellow will be honored by the American Association of School
Administrators at the National Conference on Education to be held in New Orleans in
March, 2017.