Office of the Superintendent
Ana C. Riley
Ana C. Riley is an experienced leader who was appointed superintendent for the Bristol-Warren Regional School District in December of 2021. Prior to coming to the BWRSD, Ana served as the Rhode Island Department of Education’s Deputy Commissioner for Instructional Programs. As Deputy Commissioner, Ana led the effort to support schools throughout the Covid19 pandemic. Ana supervised the Divisions of Teaching and Learning, Finance and Operations, College and Career Readiness and Legal. Before coming to the Department of Education, Mrs. Riley served as Superintendent in Portsmouth, Rhode Island for more than 5 years. During Ana’s tenure in Portsmouth, the School Department created an ambitious strategic plan and 5 year capital plan. Working to bring trust and transparency to the budget, Ana and her team published a detailed budget aligned to the strategic improvement plan and directed at improving student achievement. Ana is an active member of the Rhode Island School Superintendents Association. Previous to her work in Rhode Island, she served as superintendent and assistant superintendent for six years in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. She used her time in Dartmouth to focus on improving student achievement, working with district stake-holders to develop a strategic improvement plan guided by core values and multiple measures of student data.
Ana also worked in Fall River, Massachusetts for 16 years, serving as a middle and elementary school principal and as a middle and high school teacher.
Ana and her husband Kyle reside in Fall River, Massachusetts and have six children: Brenna, Gaelen, Connor, Jensen, Colman and Seamus.