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Meet our new Executive Director,
We are excited to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Lynn Prentiss. Lynn comes to UCAP with more than 18 years of education and experience in the Rhode Island community and a passion for helping middle school students.
Lynn holds a degree in Post-secondary Education/Math from URI and a Masters in Teaching and Learning from Johnson & Wales. She began her teaching career at Paul Cuffee Middle School in Providence and went on to become Principal at both Globe Park Elementary in Woonsocket and Winman Middle School in Warwick. Most recently, she served as Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at Beacon Charter Schools in Woonsocket.
Lynn’s commitment to middle school youth, collaboration and diversity is an outstanding fit for The UCAP School.
A Note From Lynn Prentiss
I began my work in education at UCAP 18 years ago as Rob DeBlois’ assistant and that experience is the reason I decided to go back to school for education.
When I left UCAP to continue my education, Rob asked me what I planned to do with my life (in his loving and comedic way!). I shared that I would someday lead a school like UCAP. It is with great honor that I am in this position now and I am excited to begin 2022 working with the dedicated staff here to provide a high quality education to all of our students.
Middle school is a really impressionable, awesome and sometimes tough couple of years for students, especially those who have struggled academically, socially and/or emotionally.
During my first few weeks at UCAP I’ve already had the chance to see, firsthand, the remarkable students who come through our doors every day. They are are bright, strong, kind, ambitious and curious and I firmly believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that every one of them is prepared with the necessary skills, habits, attitudes and behaviors that will serve them well beyond our school doors.
I believe doing things differently is necessary if we want to be able to meet the needs of an ever-changing world that expects students to be fluent in the 21st century skills of collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication. Change will be inevitable and a necessary part of this transition, and I welcome the opportunity whole-heartedly.
As the Executive Director of UCAP, I will address the inequity that faces our youth – those who have been academically left behind. My time 18 years ago with UCAP and Rob DeBlois is the reason I have dedicated my professional career to working with urban youth, and I look forward to working closely with community stakeholders to continue moving academic achievement forward for the amazing students of UCAP.
Current Job Openings
Currently we don’t have any open positions but if you are interested in possible future opportunities please send your resume to email@example.com.
Michael R. Mascellino, MSE
Dean of Student Culture and Climate
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Director of Development and Communications
Director of Beyond U Programs
Director of Special Ed
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
CULTURE AND CLIMATE ASSISTANT
COORDINATOR OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
Erin T. Oliver M. Ed.
PARENT ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR