Steve Nardelli, executive director of the R.I. League of Charter Schools, is retiring at the end of June. His post will be assumed by Timothy Groves, former development officer at the R.I. Foundation.
Nardelli has had a long career in Rhode Island education circles, serving as a public school teacher and coach. He was executive director of legislative relations at the Rhode Island Department of Education, where he carved a reputation as an effective Statehouse lobbyist.
``Through his work as the executive director of the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools, Steve Nardelli has helped to provide more options and opportunities for Rhode Island students and their families,’’ said State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist.
``On June 30th I close the book on a 46 year career in public education,’’ said Nardelli. I have been truly blessed to have had the opportunity to enjoy such a fell and varied career in education.’’
Groves is a graduate of Colby College. He also holds a master’s degree from Middlebury and a law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law.