Mrs. Ashlee Barton, MA CAGS

School Psychologist

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Ashlee is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who obtained her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and her MA/CAGS from Rhode Island College. She has been working in the public school system for over 15 years as an advocate for students’ social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs. Ashlee has dedicated her life to helping others improve their well-being. Alongside her work with young adults at SHS, Ashlee owns and operates a small fitness studio in northern Rhode Island, which allows her the opportunity to work with adults on their health and fitness goals. Her mission at SHS is to help our young adults improve wellness in all areas of their life.


Mr. Peter Gibalerio

School Social Worker

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Peter is licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). He began working in Smithfield Public Schools in 1992 as the Student Assistance Counselor. He became a School Social Worker in Smithfield in 1998. Over the course of his career, he has worked in every school in Smithfield and in Smithfield High School over the past 16 years. He is a support person and advocate for all students. 

He believes in the potential for all of us to make positive changes in our lives through supportive relationships and activities, the commitment to learning new skills and making healthy decisions, while embracing hope, resilience and perseverance. 


Ms. Cathy Riley

School Nurse

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As a Certified School Nurse Teacher, I am a registered nurse with over 38 years of experience. 27 of those years I worked at Rhode Island Hospital in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. I  have been a member of the SHS family since 2000. I have 2 children who went through the Smithfield school system and are both thriving professionals. I recently married and am living my best life in Jamestown, RI. 

I am a health educator. I live with a positive, healthy attitude and hope to share my enthusiasm and healthy lifestyle with all students and staff.

Mr. Keith Croteau

Student Assistance Counselor

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Student Assistance Counselor will implement Project SUCCESS prevention and education activities at Smithfield HS. He works full-time and is available to meet with parents. Mr. Croteau has a Master's Degree in School Counseling, as well as specialized training in substance use prevention and mental health promotion. The Student Assistance Counselor is an employee of RISAS and is supervised by RISAS and our school. Mr. Croteau is available to see students who are experiencing personal, school, or family problems that could put them at risk of substance use or other unhealthy behaviors. If you are worried about your child, reach out to him or encourage your child to connect directly with him at school.

Behavioral Specialists


Ms. Ally Rosenfeld

Behavior Specialist

I graduated from Quinnipiac University, where I majored in English. I have worked with preschool- grade 12 within the past few years. I joined the SHS family this past March. In my spare time, I love to cook, workout and hangout with my friends and family. I love being a staff member at SHS, because the students always know how to put a smile on my face throughout the entirety of the day. I am still fairly new, but I hope to create more and more connections with students and faculty as I continue to work here, and I am grateful for the connections I have already made thus far!

Mr. Dave Lamoureux

Behavior Specialist and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Trainer

I am a behavior specialist for Community Care Alliance. I’ve worked for the Smithfield School Dept. as a consultant for over 15 years. I consult and train staff as needed in the area of behavior support. I check and connect with students as needed to support their school goals and I also work with students in activity groups to enhance student’s connection to the school.