Board of Directors
Like every public school, The UCAP School must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Rhode Island Department of Education. However, as an independent public school and a collaborative, UCAP contracts with three different school districts. The Board of Directors is made up of those cities’ school superintendents who oversee UCAP School Director Rob DeBlois.
The Board meets quarterly to review school policies and curricula, set tuition rates, and evaluate the director. The Board of Superintendents is keenly aware of the long-term savings they achieve with The UCAP School: every student who accelerates spends one less year in the public school system.
An Advisory Board of community and education leaders provides further guidance in these areas.
(The Fund for UCAP, which raises money for all programs not supported by the per-pupil tuition paid by the districts, is a separate organization with its own Board.)
FUND for UCAP 2018-19 Board of Trustees
The Board determines all fundraising goals and activities of the school. Members meet bi-monthly from September through May.
Director Unity & Diversity, Wheeler School
Gib Conover, Chair
Rallis Conover Family Fund
Head of Community Prep
Paula DeBlois, Capital Campaign Co-Chair
Director of Class and Alumni Leadership, Brown University
Robert DeBlois, President
Gary Friedmann, Treasurer
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Rockland Trust
Retired School Superintendent
Douglas Gray, Secretary
Partner, Locke Lord Edwards
David Haffenreffer, Capital Campaign Co-Chair
Haffenreffer Family Fund
William “Hank” Huling
Assistant Vice President, Amica
Principal, Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc.
Managing Director, US Trust
Michael J. Vendetti
Director of Property, Safety and Security
UCAP Board of Directors
Christopher Maher, Superintendent
Providence School Department
Victor Capellan, Superintendent
Central Falls School Department
Jeannine Nota-Masse, Superintendent
Cranston School Department