Portsmouth superintendent named job finalist

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Ana C. Riley, superintendent of Portsmouth schools, has been named a finalist by New Bedford school officials in their search for a new school superintendent, reports SouthCoastToday.com

Riley is among four candidates for the position. According to SouthCoastToday.com, the candidates will tour New Bedford schools from March 19 to 22 and speak before the public. 

Riley has served as superintendent of schools in Portsmouth since July 2014. Previously, she served as superintendent of schools in Dartmouth, Mass. 

Riley began her career as a high school chemistry teacher in Fall River, Mass., and moved on to serve as principal of first an elementary school and then a middle school over the course of 16 years. Since 2008, she served the Dartmouth School District first as the assistant superintendent and then superintendent of schools. 

She resides in Fall River, Mass., with her husband Kyle, a special education director at Haverhill Public Schools, and their six children. 

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