Convery Steps Down As School Superintendent

Dr. Michael Almeida will be filling the position.


At Thursday night's School Committee meeting, committee members accepted the resignation of Coventry School Superintendent Michael Convery. Convery was appointed to the position in 2010 after serving as Assistant Superintendent and before that Principal of Coventry Middle School. Although he is stepping down from his position, he is not leaving the district. He will once again become Assistant Superintendent, a position he was appointed to on Thursday night.

In an email to school employees last week, Convery cited personal reasons and district needs as the reasons for his change in position.

"After reflecting at length on the needs of the District and where I am in my personal life, I have decided to step down as Superintendent and return to my previous role as Assistant Superintendent," wrote Convery. "This was not an easy decision to make , but it is the right one for the District and me."

Taking over as superintendent will be Dr. Michael Almeida, who was recently appointed to the position of Assistant Superintendent of the district on July 19, along with Mrs. Lee Rabbitt. Dr. Almeida has worked within the Coventry School District for five years, and until this past summer he served as the Principal of Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School.

coventry voter-Jay September 24, 2012 at 06:46 PM
We get what we deserve in Coventry. Keep electing from the bunch and these type of decisions will keep being made. Spell check police should read some of the emails and letters that come from the school. My son thinks we should grade them and send them back. The System is broke in Coventry. Its nearly time to pick up and move away. Hate to say that but its reality
Speak out September 24, 2012 at 10:42 PM
We will have to agree to disagree. I believe Dr. Almeida is an educational leader who will steer Coventry in the right direction.
Coventry Citizen September 25, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Assistant Superintendents, Assistant Principals, Teachers Aides, Classroom Aides, yard aides, gym aides, highest paid techers..... how many six figure positions in the Coventry School system???? and the result = HS school in jeopardy of losing it's accredidation!!!
Leave RI September 25, 2012 at 03:22 PM
From a retired military person you insult all leaders by using that term to describe him.
Realistic voter September 25, 2012 at 05:16 PM
I'm sure you have that kid nice and brainwashed with alot af your own hate thrown in for good measure!!


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