Dr. Jose Libano started at Smithfield High School in November of 2021. Prior to joining the Sentinel community, his career as an educator included six years as a math teacher (Attleboro HS - MA, West Warwick HS - RI), four years as an assistant principal (Dighton-Rehoboth Regional HS - MA), and fourteen as a principal (Sharon HS - MA). Dr. Libano has also spent the last decade teaching and mentoring aspiring school leaders at Boston College as an adjunct professor.
In his capacity as interim principal, Dr. Libano will use his energy and experience to support both students and faculty as they navigate the opportunities and challenges that confront them each day. To that end, Dr. Libano believes it’s important to foster a safe and positive school environment, to learn from mistakes, and to define success in personal and meaningful ways.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Dr. Libano earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Providence College (‘96, ‘02). He also completed a doctorate in educational leadership at Boston College (‘12). A resident of Cumberland for nearly twenty years, he and his wife enjoy traveling, running/cycling, and spending time with their pet pug, Frankie.