Gov. Gina Raimondo introduced her choice to lead the Rhode Island Department of Education at a State House news conference Tuesday.
The governor’s pick for education commissioner comes from New York. Angelica Infante-Green began her career as a teacher in the South Bronx and worked her way up to deputy commissioner of the Office of Instructional Support in the New York State Education Department.
Infante-Green was introduced among great fanfare. The State Room was filled with area school superintendents and others.
Her big message was one of equity and inclusiveness, that she will represent all students from urban to suburban districts.
“If we move the multilingual learners in the state of Rhode Island, we move a large portion of the population. And what works