2016 National Principal of the Year

Alan Tenreiro

Cumberland High School
Cumberland, RI

Under Tenreiro’s leadership, Cumberland High School has seen increases in academic achievement, graduation rates, and the number of students gaining admission to some of the best colleges and universities in the country. Emphasizing essential skills for student success after graduation, Cumberland has doubled its Advanced Placement class offerings and expanded its STEM courses to include pre-engineering, robotics, and a biotechnology pathway. Tenreiro also invested in the school’s current standards-based system, which has led to more uniform expectations for students, clearer feedback to students, and a focus on reporting what has been learned-not just what students have done.