Trish Martins, M.Ed., is the Education Director of Lifespan School Solutions/The Bradley Schools. She oversees all educational services for Bradley’s Nonpublic Special Education Schools including six school sites in Cumberland, Wakefield, Portsmouth, and Providence, Rhode Island, Uncasville and Windham County, Connecticut, as well as classrooms embedded within the public-school districts of Johnston, Middletown, North Providence and North Smithfield, Rhode Island. Her 34-year career includes serving as the Special Education Director for the Middletown, Tiverton, Little Compton and Portsmouth, Rhode Island school districts. She also worked for Newport Public Schools and the Meeting Street School. She is certified in Education and Administration in Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Trish’s educational focus has centered on high expectations, rigorous curriculum, inclusive practice, social emotional learning, team collaboration and special education regulations. She serves on several education committees for the state of Rhode Island and was the past president of the Rhode Island Association of Private Special Education Schools. Trish was also a member of the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RICART). She has presented nationally and is published on various special education topics.
Trish graduated from Rhode Island College where she earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees. She has been recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner’s File of Outstanding Educators, The Autism Project of Rhode Island’s Excellence in Program Development and in 2020 was honored with the Special Education Administrator of the Year Award for the state of Rhode Island.
Trish lives in Portsmouth RI and she loves baking, cooking and being with her family and friends.