November 20, 2017

Whiteknact's First Annual Leaders' Luncheon

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On Monday, May 8th, Ms. Amy Resnick's Fifth Grade Class at Whiteknact Elementary School hosted their First Annual Leaders' Luncheon. After Whiteknact's very own Mianna Gonsalves was sworn in as 2017 Rhode Island Governor for a Day, Ms. Resnick and Mianna worked together to extend a similar leadership opportunity to their whole class.
Invitations were sent out to local leaders to come and join Ms. Resnick's class for lunch and conversations revolving around leadership. Superintendent Kathryn Crowley delivered a Welcome Address. Governor Raimondo and Commissioner Wagner shared some moving words about the importance of empowering leaders at a young age. It was truly an inspirational day for all! Students were motivated by the the leaders' words and began to see leadership as something that is attainable for each and every one them. The following leaders were in attendance.

Gina Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island

Ken Wagner, Rhode Island Commissioner of Education

Kathryn Crowley, Superintendent of East Providence Schools

Dr. Sandra Forand, Assistant Superintendent of East Providence Schools

Greg Amore, State Representative

Daniel Da Ponte, State Senator

Jessica Beauchaine, East Providence School Committee Member

Joel Monteiro, East Providence School Committee Member

Timothy Chapman, Acting East Providence City Manager

Anna Sousa, Ward 2 East Providence City Councilwoman

Brian Faria, Ward 4 East Providence City Councilman

Sherri Mercurio, Owner of The Mercurio Real Estate Group

Darnell Sherrill, School Resource Officer, East Providence Police

Nicholas Shattuck, East Providence Teachers' Union President

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