Javier Montañez named PPSD interim superintendent

Javier Montañez named PPSD interim superintendent

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Javier Montañez named PPSD period in-between superintendent

Montañez steps into the function after Harrison Peters’ Might resignation

Javier Montañez, present main of Leviton Twin Language Faculty, attended Hope Prime Faculty and has served in PPSD since 1997.

Javier Montañez will function the brand new period in-between superintendent of the Windfall Public Faculty District following former superintendent Harrison Peters’ Might resignation, in step with a press unlock from the Rhode Island Division of Schooling. Montañez is recently the main of Leviton Twin Language Faculty, an fundamental college in Windfall fascinated by bilingual training in English and Spanish. 

Montañez will step into the function within the wake of Peters’ Might resignation, which used to be because of Peters’ hiring of an administrator, Olayinka Alege, who used to be charged with attack for rubbing a teenage boy’s foot nonconsensually right through his tenure within the PPSD and accused of “popping” ft as a type of self-discipline previous to arriving, The Bring in prior to now reported.

Amid an already contentious state takeover, the scandal and Peters’ next resignation additional sowed uncertainty about Rhode Island Schooling Commissioner Angélica Infante-Inexperienced’s management. 

Some constituents and co-workers nervous that the hiring procedure for Peters used to be now not sufficiently thorough, crediting Infante-Inexperienced with the oversight, The Bring in prior to now reported. 

Victor Morente, director of communications on the RIDE, prior to now instructed The Bring in that the “months-long (hiring) procedure … thought to be enter from state and town leaders in addition to neighborhood contributors together with folks and scholars.” Additional, Infante-Inexperienced had now not been knowledgeable in regards to the accusations towards Alege previous to hiring Peters, Morente prior to now wrote in an electronic mail to The Bring in.

A former Hope Prime Faculty scholar himself, Montañez has served within the PPSD since 1997, beginning his training profession as a dual-language trainer prior to ultimately changing into an assistant main and after all a main. 

Montañez took a nontraditional trail to district management. Rising up, Montañez skilled homelessness and would continuously come to university simply to obtain the 2 foods an afternoon there. After experiencing educational difficulties, he dropped out of highschool, however ultimately went again to university to obtain his GED, in step with the click unlock.

“I’m venerated to give you the option to guide Windfall Public Colleges and paintings with our fantastic college neighborhood right through this pivotal second,” Montañez mentioned within the press unlock. “I do know the immense price of an training for my part as it modified my existence, and I’m desperate to give a contribution to the transformational paintings this is going down in Windfall to lend a hand scholars succeed in their very best doable.”

Infante-Inexperienced expressed hope about Montañez’s appointment. “As a fabricated from Windfall Public Colleges and now a pace-setter within the District, Dr. Montanez is uniquely ready to construct at the sturdy basis laid to show round Windfall colleges,” Infante-Inexperienced mentioned within the press unlock. “Right through his years of carrier Dr. Montañez has demonstrated a deep dedication to Windfall scholars and households. Numerous paintings stays forward to fortify results for college students within the capital town, and I’m happy to have him as a spouse on this vital effort.”

It continues to be noticed if Montañez will fill the function completely — a task that state leaders hope to fill prior to the beginning of the varsity 12 months. 

Morente declined to remark past the click unlock.