Kristine Lapierre is a passionate educational leader with more than twenty years working in the field of education, including fifteen as a classroom English teacher. A member of Jamestown’s School Committee since 2018, Kristine has served on the legislative, policy and strategic planning committees. She is also a member of the RI Association of School Committees Leadership Academy. Until this past June, Kristine was the Literacy Coach at Hope High School in Providence coordinating the school’s ongoing efforts to support multilingual learners. This fall, she will be an Advisor with The Met at their Paul W. Crowley East Bay Campus. Kristine is a Senior Policy Fellow with Teach Plus RI and co-chair of the Teach Plus RI Teacher-Led Network where she is an advocate for teacher-leadership on a local and national level. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications & Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University, a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary English from Brown University. She also serves on the Board of Directors with the Jamestown Community Theatre and from time to time gets on the stage to perform with them, too. Her husband, her cats, and her dog all think she’s pretty cool… but her 12-year-old daughter would roll her eyes to hear anyone describe her as such.