Principal's Message

2022 Principal's Message

Hamilton Elementary School 

Principal Letter 

School Year 2022-2023

June 13, 2022

Hello North Kingstown!

     I am beyond excited to be joining the North Kingstown School Department at Hamilton Elementary School this upcoming school year as the newly appointed Principal.  I can’t wait to meet all of you!   

     I currently live in Westerly with my husband, Josh and my two girls, Mollie and Mallorey. When I’m not at school, I enjoy being active outside and spending time at the beach with my family and friends. Being an educator and leader is my passion in life!

     I graduated with an undergraduate degree in education from Rhode Island College in 1996 and with a graduate degree in education from Walden University in 2004.   In June of 2019, I  graduated from the Principal Residency Network with a certification in Administration. 

     Prior to becoming a Principal,  I served as a Dean of Teaching and Learning and an Aspiring Principal at Dunn’s Corners School.  Throughout my career, I  have been employed as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, enrichment specialist, Dean and curriculum leader by Westerly Public Schools. From 2019 until presently I continued my career with The Foster District as a Principal of Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School where I gained a multitude of experience and knowledge which will be an asset in my transition to Principal at Hamilton Elementary! I leave behind a one school district for a larger community filled with opportunity and excitement. I am grateful for all my experiences which have molded me to the leader and educator I am today.

     I look forward to meeting and working with all of the staff members, students, and families at Hamilton Elementary. As much as I love summer, I can’t wait to dive into the school year and begin my new adventures with all of you.  I’m looking forward to a great year!

Please feel free to email me @

Happy Summer!


Marcella Terranova Clark


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Welcome to Hamilton  SY 2022-2023!