Adolfo Costa Named Principal of CHS

Cumberland - The School Committee and Superintendent have selected Adolfo Costa to be the next principal of Cumberland High School.

Mr. Costa, of North Attleboro, MA, holds a bachelor of arts degree from Rhode Island College, and earned his master’s degree in School Administration from Providence College.

“This was a collaborative effort on the part of the school committee and the school department’s leadership team in selecting Mr. Costa as the next principal of CHS,” said Superintendent Robert Mitchell. “Teachers and staff were involved in the interview process, as was a member of the School Committee. We believe we have found the right person to take CHS to the next level.”

For Mr. Costa, it is a homecoming of sorts. He served as assistant principal of teaching and learning at CHS from 2013 to 2017. He left CHS last June to serve as principal of Lincoln Middle School. His career also includes spending 12 years as a teacher, and later as social studies coordinator, at William H. Davies Technical High School.

Mr. Costa says his approach at CHS will be “a focus of personalizing instruction and embedding technology to further enhance student-centered learning environments.”

“I want to contribute to the establishment of a school that offers strong academic programs, a supportive environment, and high expectations for all students. I believe that this position will allow me to leverage my leadership skills to continue building a culture reflecting a 21st century education our students deserve and need,” he said. “ I’m excited to get started.”

Mr. Costa is a member of the Rhode Island School Principals Association, the League of Innovative Schools, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the New England Secondary Schools Consortium.