Phone: 401-456-9416


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors: Political Science - Macalester College Masters: Elementary Education - Rhode Island College Masters: English as a Second Language (ESL) - Brown University Principal Residency Network through CLEE

Alice Briney-Rockswold

Alice Briney-Rockswold serves as the Assistant Principal at William D'Abate Elementary School. She has been with the Providence Public School District (PPSD) for nine years before being appointed Assistant Principal this year. Most recently, she was Director of School Operations for both Carl G. Lauro and William D'Abate Elementary. She also served as a Literacy Coach and 5th Grade English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at Lauro. She began her tenure with the District as a City Year AmeriCorps member.

Alice earned her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She then went on to earn her Master's in Elementary Education from Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. She obtained a second Master's degree in English as a Second Language (ESL) from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Alice also completed the Principal Residency Network (PRN) through CLEE. The PRN is a residency-based building administrator certification program approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Alice's vision for William D'Abate Elementary is to provide students with meaningful and authentic Project Based Learning (PBL) experiences. Project Based Learning is an approach to instruction that deepens and develops students' natural curiosity about the world around them. It promotes critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and innovation. Students will have the opportunity to apply the skills that they've learned from their teachers to ask questions and design solutions that are real and relevant to their lives.