Kerry Tuttlebee is the principal of 360 High School, a new mastery-based high school within Providence Public Schools. Kerry created a student and stakeholder-driven design process that included human-centered design thinking to ensure that 360 meets the needs of the community, and amplifies the strengths of students, educators, parents, and community members. 360 High School prepares students for outstanding success in college and career by providing 360-degrees of personalization, opportunity and support for each student. The 2018-2019 school year is a significant one for 360, with the inaugural group of freshman graduating in spring 2019.
Kerry has 20 years of experience in Pre-K–12 education. Prior to working in Providence, Kerry worked for TNTP leading teacher recruitment, training and certification efforts for urban districts in Rhode Island as well as directing implementation of innovative state policy. Earlier in her career, she helped develop a K-5 dual language charter school in Pawtucket, RI as a teacher and leader and also taught preschool and elementary grades in the Twin Cities.
Rich Norris is the assistant principal at 360 High School in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to this role, Rich served as a mentor, teacher and school counselor in Providence. He has been a strong advocate for positive youth and family development. He has worked to support young people in obtaining internships, mentors, colleges visits, providing opportunities for entrepreneurship, and community service. As a school counselor, he worked tirelessly for the advancement of young people through higher education.
Rich has been a part of developing various initiatives, including founding the Gentlemen’s Academy, which is a young men's school and community based leadership academy. He was instrumental in forming and organizing 300 Men, a group dedicated to adult male development and community advocacy for youths and families.
He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor in history and education. He later earned his master degree in school counseling from Providence College, and his school leadership certification through the Principal Residency Network.