Principal - Mr. Daniel Kelley

Daniel P. Kelley is the veteran principal of Smithfield High School in Smithfield, RI. He is an educator, instructional leader, and innovator. Dan served as president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) during the 2017-2018 school year and was a member of the NASSP Board of Directors for five years. He has served as a high school assistant principal; a high school and middle school special education teacher; and a middle school math and science teacher. He was named the Rhode Island Secondary Principal of the Year in 2012.

As a leader in education, Dan believes in challenging current instructional practices to provide creative and effective opportunities for students to learn, grow, and succeed. He is passionate about educational leadership that builds strong relationships with faculty and the community, utilizing social media to foster connections between educators, and establishing Personal Learning Networks for collaboration and professional development.

Twitter - @danielpkelley
Facebook & Instagram - @DanielPKelleyEd
Website - www.danielpkelley.net

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Dr. Allison Amodie

Dr. Allison Amodie began her teaching career at Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket where she taught English for six years and served as the Alumni Coordinator. Dr. Amodie was named the principal of St. Teresa School in Pawtucket in July of 2016 and continued as principal until August 2020. In May of 2018, Dr. Amodie earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Johnson and Wales University. Dr. Amodie began as Assistant Principal at Smithfield High School at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

Through her leadership, Dr. Amodie likes to engage families, faculty and students in different ways. She encourages positive community interactions and events and encourages all to grow and learn together. Dr. Amodie is passionate about family and community engagement and believes that the more the whole family is involved in a student's education the more beneficial it is for all stakeholders and most importantly, the student. 

Dr. Amodie is a life-long Rhode Island resident and enjoys football, going to the gym, and spending time with her husband and labs, Brady and Kass.


Dr. Jose Libano

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 an assistant principal and Sentinel, 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.