Specialized Instruction and Services

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    Kathleen McDonough

    Specialized Instruction and Services Collaborative Teacher- Room B-1

    Support students on Teams Brown and RISD

    Email: Kathleen.mcdonough@ppsd.org or Kathleen.mcdonough@providenceschools.org 

    Education from Rhode Island College Masters in Special Education from Providence College 

    Hobbies: rock painting, walking, going to the beach, and biking

    Quote:  No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”-Eleanor Roosevelt



    Kara Floody Room 307

    Email: Kara.Floody@ppsd.org

    Education: Bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education

    Rhode Island College

    Hobbies: Spending time with my family, going to the beach, reading

    Quote: Give a child a fish they eat for a day. Teach a child to fish they eat for a lifetime.




    Kim Lanni - Room 313 B - Team Bryant

    Email:  Kimberly.lanni@providenceschools.org  

    Google Voice: 401-287-4383

    Education: Rhode Island College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    Johnson & Wales University, Master of Arts in Teaching

    Certification: Elementary Education, Gr. 1-6, Elementary/Middle Special Education, Gr. K-8, Middle/Secondary Special Education, Gr. 7-12

    What I love? Spending time with my family and friends, going on long walks, and listening to live music!

    Favorite Quote: “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy



    Melinda Perreault Room 215, Grade 7

    Education: Rhode Island College, Bachelors in

    Elementary Education 1-6 and Special Education 1-8.

    Email: Melinda.Perreault@ppsd.org

    Hobbies: Watching my kids play sports (Softball, baseball, and basketball), traveling, walking.

    Favorite Quote: Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. –Babe Ruth.


    David Collier, School Social Worker, NGMS

    From small town in Mississippi; still have my Southern accent—See if you can catch it J 

    Undergrad BA Psychology from Brown University 

    Master of Social Work from RI College 

    Participated as a member of an Inpatient Treatment Team, and as a Unit Supervisor, etc. at Bradley Hospital (First Children's Psychiatric Hospital of its kind in the country) for 17 years.

    Been employed as a School Social Worker in the Providence School Department for the last 23 years, applying my clinical skills to empower our students and parents so the students can reach their full potential. I serve once again as part of a Team of Qualified Professionals to assess and determine Special Education needs; provide individual counseling to support social, emotional,  behavioral, and educational successes; Consult with teachers and administrators, and parents, and provide support to them as needed. Advocacy, referral, outreach and liaison to community services. 

    Loves spectator sports, especially football. Have gone to multiple Super Bowls…GO PATS!!!

    Loves most foods (NO CILANTRO, PLEASE)