Superintendent of Schools

Mrs. Ana C. Riley, M.Ed.

Phone: 401-683-1039, ext. 6


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Chemistry Regis College M.Ed School Administration Fitchburg State College

Mrs. Ana C. Riley, M.Ed.

Ana C. Riley is an experienced leader, who has served as superintendent of schools for Portsmouth, RI since July, 2014.  Previously, Mrs. Riley was Superintendent of Schools in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.  Ana Riley began her career as a High School chemistry teacher in Fall River, Massachusetts and moved on to serve as principal of first an elementary and then middle school over the course of 16 years. Since 2008, she has served the Dartmouth School District first as the Assistant Superintendent and then Superintendent of Schools. 

The Portsmouth School Committee was impressed with Ms. Riley’s focus on improving student achievement and her ability to work with district stake-holders to develop a strategic improvement plan guided by core values and multiple measures of student data.  In Dartmouth, Ms. Riley worked with her staff to bring trust and transparency to the budget, publishing a detailed budget aligned to the strategic improvement plan and directed at improving student achievement.  These were all core qualities the Portsmouth School Committee sought in its next Superintendent.

During her tenure in Dartmouth, Ms. Riley developed leading programs including:  an “Every School, Every Week” program that had District Administrators at all levels visiting one school per week; an Academic Summer School for grades 1 through 8 which was integrated with the Dartmouth Recreation Department; an initiative for every High School Junior to take the PSAT; the utilization of the National Institute of School Leadership to support professional development; and the implementation of the STAR assessment program in the Dartmouth Schools, a less time consuming common assessment tool. 

Ms. Riley resides in Fall River, Massachusetts with her husband Kyle, a Special Education Director at Haverhill Public Schools, and their six children.