Providence Transition Advisory Council (TAC)

The members of this council meet monthly to receive national and state level information on the latest trends and initiatives specific to the area of transition and assist in the planning of district level transition-related activities. The Transition Advisory Council provides a forum for teachers to be aware of current information regarding agencies, legal issues, best practices and state-wide activities. In addition, concerns at the school and district level can be brought to the attention of others in the region and to the state level. Networking with other professional and parent representatives allows collaboration to solve problems and share resources. Each middle school and high school should have a representative on the Transition Advisory Council. If you would like more information about this group, please contact

Roles and Responsibilities of the TAC Member

  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Serve in the capacity as school representative for transition, promoting best practices by:
    • providing inservice training at the building level
    • modeling best practices
    • participating in district and statewide transition focused activities
    • providing technical assistance to colleagues
  • Distribute transition information to colleagues and appropriate contact people building wide
  • Serve as a liaison between your school and the Regional Transition Coordinator
  • Serve on subcommittees related to transition at the state level as needed or requested
  • Take a leadership role in the development of transition policies and procedures in your school as needed
  • Periodically survey training needs of building personnel and facilitate the service with the Regional Transition Coordinator
  • Contribute in the development and participate in the student/parent events sponsored by the Regional Transition Coordinator
  • At a minimum, facilitate one family's participation at the College Forum each school year - high school representatives only


2011-2012 Meeting Dates:



Meeting Minutes

September 15, 2011
797 Westminister
Providence TAC 09.15.11.doc
October 20, 2011
Outside Agencies &
TAC Meeting 10.20.doc
December 16, 2011
Transition Academy @JWU - Steve Kidd

January 26, 2012
State Meeting - Radisson

February 16, 2012
Outside Agencies & CCRI

March 15, 2012
Job Corp

April 26, 2012
Jane Slade (RIDE) / Work Certificate & Alt Assessment

June 1, 2012
Wrap Up

TAC Membership




Ernie Pacheco
Roger Williams Middle School
Kathleen McDonough
Nathanael Greene Middle School
Heather Longo
Alvarez High School
Joeanna Cruz
RIPIN -RI Parent Info Network
Sheila Boudreau
Hope HS
Karen Muir
E Cubed Academy
Linda Jenner
Juanita Sanchez Complex
Richard Ardito
Gilbert Stuart Middle School
Julie Lombardi
DelSesto Middle School
Samboeun Gee
Central High School
Robyn Peterson
Esek Hopkins Middle School
Nancy Stevenin
Lizabeth Mattson
Central High School
Melanie Laurito
Mt. Pleasant High School
Jamie Christina
Textron Chamber of Commerce
Tribbie Zarra
Providence Career Tech.Acad.
Kim Shangraw
Providence Transition Academy
Christine Yankee

Amanda D'Alesscio

Teresa DiMattia
Office of Rehab. Services
Valerie Williams
Office of Rehab. Services

Prior Meeting Minutes




June 2010

Sept, 2010

Nov 2010

Nov 2010

Dec 2010

Jan 2011

Feb 2011
Advance Transition at Radisson

Mar 2011

May 2011


David Sienko presenting at the Statewide TAC Meeting, November 2010