Welcome, Denise DeBlasio

Denise DeBlasioDenise DeBlasio is named Administrative Assistant in the Academic Skills Center. Denise joins the Academic Skills Center staff with a wealth of expertise in administration, sales and customer service. Recently, she was Operations Clerk at the Cranston Police Department where she performed a wide variety of support services to the Patrol and Detective Divisions. Prior to this position, she served as a Transcriptionist/Records Clerk for the department. Denise held several positions at ETCO, a precision manufacturing company in Warwick, RI, as a Sales Coordinator, Customer Service Representative, and Office Manager.

Denise has an Associate in Science degree in Business Management from the Community College of Rhode Island and a Certificate of Completion/Quality Improvement Process Management from the Quality Improvement Process Management College in Brunswick, New Jersey.

Math Instructor Receives the “Golden Apple Award”

Marissa Lytle (1)Congratulations to Marissa Lytle, M.Ed., who received the Golden Apple Award presented by NBC 10, the Rhode Island Department of Education and Hasbro, in recognition of her outstanding teaching methods.

Not only has Marissa been a seventh and eighth grade math teacher at Aldrich Junior High School in Warwick, RI, for the past 10 years, she has also been teaching math at New England Tech for approximately five years as an adjunct instructor and tutor in the Academic Skills Center.

Marissa was nominated for the Golden Apple Award by one of her eighth grade students. As Marissa explained, there are no specific criteria used in the nomination process. Parents and students can go to www.turnto10.com and submit a nomination basted on what they feel constitutes special recognition.

Marissa stated, “I certainly was very surprised to receive this honor.”

The Golden Apple Award honors those teachers who represent the true spirit of teaching by providing all students with the opportunity to learn in a creative and safe environment. see Marissa’s award presentation click here. Great job, Marissa!