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Welcome Winman Families,

I am Lynn Prentiss, Principal of Winman Middle School.  As I enter my second year here at Winman, I continue to know that I have been given the sincerest privilege of being your child’s Principal here at Winman.  A little bit about me…

I began my work in education at a small, alternative, urban school serving at-risk students.  It was here, where I learned that middle school was where I wanted to focus my teaching. I taught middle school mathematics in Providence and then completed my Principal Residency in both Providence and Coventry schools.  I took my first Principalship in Woonsocket at an Elementary School, and first came to Warwick in 2016 where I worked across the city at Warwick Veterans Middle School. At Vets, I served as the Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning.

I will tell you this…I love working in Warwick!  Between the students, staff and families, I know that Warwick Public Schools are a special place staffed with talented adults, teaching an incredible group of young men and women, destined to do great things!

Lastly and most importantly, I have a pretty incredible teenager at home.  My daughter is going into her senior year in high school and is probably the best person I know…truly – I am blessed!  I enjoy the outdoors a great deal – camping, hiking, you name it, and I love to travel and read.

As we begin our year together, I want you to know that your voice and collaboration matters.  I encourage and expect you to have a seat at the table of educating your child – YOU matter, YOUR CHILD matters.  Middle school is a really impressionable, awesome, and sometimes, tough couple of years for students. I firmly believe that it is our collective responsibility to ensure that every child who leaves us for high school, is prepared with the necessary skills, habits, attitudes and behaviors that will serve them well beyond our Winman school doors.  In order for that to happen, we must be partners in this work.

Toward this end, you will often hear me say, or see it written, in one form or another, I aspire to have all of our students exercising Joyful Grit.  What that means to me is that we at Winman must cultivate a place where students find joy in learning, all while persevering through important experiences, lessons and tasks.

I look forward to our year together, and please do not hesitate to reach out to me.  Here’s to a great start to the year!

Lynn Prentiss

Winman MS Principal


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