Prior to joining the staff of Johnson and Wales University, Ralph Jasparro taught in the graduate school of education at Providence College for 25 years as a visiting lecturer. In addition he has served as a middle school and high school teacher, high school assistant principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools. He is a former executive director of the Rhode Island Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and past president of the Rhode Island Association of School Administrators.
Jasparro is president of his consulting firm, Education Designs, and has served as a consultant for Teachers21 in Newton, Mass. He has authored several publications and has presented at numerous national and state conferences. His major research interests are in the areas of strategic planning, curriculum improvement school reform, technology applications in education, assessing student performance, and the change process in education.