In an interview, Gallo said that 28 candidates for the principal's post applied in the first round, resulting in two finalists. One, from out of state, dropped out for personal reasons, Gallo said. The second, who is from Rhode Island, met on April 15 with a large advisory group that is helping Gallo develop a new vision for the high school. Representatives from the University of Rhode Island, Brown University, the Central Falls Teachers' Union, parents and students serve on the advisory group. More interviews have been scheduled with the finalist, Gallo said.
The district launched a second round and is now trying to whittle down a couple of finalists from a field of 18 applicants, Gallo said.
Off to a great start!