Jon Rapport Named Principal of Peace Dale

Jon Rapport Named Principal of Peace Dale, Embracing a Bright Future
Posted on 08/16/2023
Jon Rapport

Jon Rapport Named Principal of Peace Dale Elementary School, Embracing a Bright Future

The South Kingstown School District has proudly announced the appointment of Jon Rapport as the new Principal of Peace Dale Elementary School. With an impressive background in education and administration, Mr. Rapport brings a wealth of experience and a passion for shaping young minds to his new role.

Having spent the last four years in administrative capacities within South Kingstown, Jon’s journey began as an Assistant Principal at South Kingstown High School for three fruitful years. He then assumed the role of Principal at Curtis Corner Middle School, where he spent the majority of the 22/23 school year. Prior to joining the South Kingstown community, Mr. Rapport served as an Assistant Principal, sharing his expertise between BF Norton and Community Elementary Schools in Cumberland. Before transitioning to administration, he diligently worked as a math teacher in North Branford, Connecticut, making a positive impact on his students’ academic journeys.

Returning to the elementary level fills Jon with excitement, as he believes in the profound impact that can be made during these formative years. His core principles revolve around shaping a child’s educational future and building a solid foundation for academic success in the years to come. Mr. Rapport’s passion lies in setting high academic expectations for students and providing them with the necessary tools to exceed those expectations. In his vision, a fun and welcoming school environment is key to ensuring an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all students at Peace Dale Elementary School.

Jon’s expectation for Peace Dale Elementary is to establish a well-run educational institution, where students are empowered to learn and acquire essential academic and personal skills that will smoothly transition them into the next phase of their schooling. Acknowledging the invaluable contributions of the exceptional teachers and staff at Peace Dale, Mr. Rapport aims to support their relentless efforts in pushing students to meet grade level standards and go beyond. His focus lies in continuous progress, implementing processes to accelerate the progress of students meeting the standards, while providing unwavering support to those still striving to achieve them.

Ensuring a safe and comfortable learning environment is of utmost importance to Mr. Rapport. To uphold this commitment, he plans to be visibly present around the school premises, diligently ensuring that students follow school rules and procedures. Moreover, he will actively promote positive behavioral choices among students, fostering a cohesive and harmonious school community.

Peace Dale Elementary School is renowned for its excellence, boasting a team of outstanding teachers who are dedicated to nurturing the growth and development of their students. Jon Rapport is excited to join this esteemed community and is committed to the collective endeavor of providing the children with the best education possible.

Outside of his professional accomplishments, Mr. Rapport takes great pride in being a devoted husband and a loving father to a daughter and son. He, along with their family dog, are residents of South Kingstown, and he eagerly looks forward to being a parent of students in the district in the coming years. Mr. Rapport’s academic journey has been marked with distinction, obtaining a Bachelor’s of Arts in Mathematics and Education, a Masters of Arts in Teaching, and a certificate in Educational Leadership from Quinnipiac University. As testament to his achievements, he graduated first in his class, earning a place on the Quinnipiac University Alumni Council for Educational Leadership, and even being featured in their alumni newsletter for his commendable accomplishments as a school administrator.

The future of Peace Dale Elementary School looks bright as Jon Rapport steps into his role as Principal, bringing with him a dedication to educational excellence and a genuine commitment to making a difference in the lives of students, teachers, and the entire school community. The South Kingstown School District eagerly anticipates the positive impact Mr. Rapport will undoubtedly make during his tenure at Peace Dale Elementary School.