Joe Nasif has more than 30 years experience as a school leader. He spent the early part of his career in the classroom before becoming an administrator in Cumberland, first as an assistant principal and then a principal. From 1996 to 2005, Joe led the district as Cumberland's superintendent.
In addition to his role as Executive Director at the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative, he is also an instructor at Providence College Graduate School where he teaches school law.
Joe earned Master of Education degrees in special education, counselling, and secondary school administration from Providence College. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve for 26 years, retiring as a Full Colonel.