MMS's Robert Hanlon hired as Mt. Hope High School Asst. Principal
Veteran EP teacher, department head, coach receives local tributes as he moves on
Martin Middle School Social Studies Department Coordinator, Robert Hanlon, has been appointed the new Assistant Principal at Mt Hope High School in Bristol, RI. Mr. Hanlon has also taught at Riverside Middle School and East Providence High School for a total of 19 years. "We will miss Mr. Hanlon at MMS and with mixed emotions we wish him well in his new endeavor," said Martin principal William Black. "He is a wonderful classroom teacher and he has coordinated events like the attendance and honors breakfast, dodge ball tournaments, various field trips and many more opportunities. Mr Hanlon is always looking for ways to engage students and make school exciting for them," added Black. "Mr Hanlon has dedicated his career to the students and families of the East Providence School Department. As a teacher, coach, adviser, and leader he has taught many through the years."
Tributes to Hanlon came from students and staff at all three secondary schools in East Providence. "Thank you so much for all the kind words! It was truly an honor to serve the city of East Providence for the past two decades. I am so grateful to the Martin Wildcat family and the Townie community for always making me feel at home and appreciated throughout my career," writes Hanlon in an open post to the city. "Throughout my tenure in East Providence it has been my pleasure to work with thousands of students and athletes at all three secondary schools; Martin, Riverside Middle Schools, and East Providence High School as both a teacher and coach. I am beyond proud at all that I witnessed these kids accomplish over the years, there is no doubt that East Providence students are among the finest that Rhode Island has to offer," said Hanlon.
"Looking back on my career here, I can only hope that the impact I had on the schools that I worked in was a fraction of the impact East Providence had on me. Teaching in EP absolutely changed my life for the better. I am eternally grateful for all of the opportunities and experiences I had in East Providence. Perhaps my career as an administrator will bring me back someday," he added. And quoting East Providence Athletic Director Gregg Amore, Hanlon finished his goodbye by saying, “Townie Pride never sleeps!”