Welcome from the Superintendent

Dear Chariho Families,

I wanted to take this time to introduce myself as your new Superintendent. It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to join the Chariho Regional School District. I look forward to continuing the hard work that Barry Ricci and Jane Daly have led. This past year has been challenging. The loss of Mr. Ricci and the many uncertainties caused by the national pandemic has created a great deal of stress on the community.

I know there are many questions regarding the opening of schools next year and what that will look like as we think through our plan for the new “normal.” Over the next few weeks, I plan on joining School Improvement Teams to hear directly from teachers and parents to ensure we have input from all stakeholders as we create our plan. I believe your voices are essential to the success of the District. I want to know what you feel worked well and what you think needs to be improved. While I know these are unprecedented times, I also know that with every challenge, there are opportunities that allow us to think differently as we collaborate to ensure all of our students receive the best education Chariho can provide.

 I look forward to hearing from you and working together. You can reach me by calling (401)364-7575 or emailing me at gina.picard@chariho.k12.ri.us. It is my honor to serve the students and families of Chariho.

Gina M. Picard
Chariho Regional School District
455A Switch Road
Wood River Junction, RI  02894
Phone: (401) 364-7575