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John William Lyle,, American former state senator, principal, educator, lawyer. Robert A. Taft Institute fellow, 1975, 79, Johns Hopkins University Close Up fellow; recipient Oustanding Alumnus award Barrington College, 1982, Distinguished Alumnus award, 1984, Appreciation award Northern Rhode Island Senior Services, 1983, John E. Fogarty award, 1995.


Lyle,, John William was born on May 19, 1950 in Providence. Son of John William and Lois (Smith) Lyle.


Bachelor, Barrington College, 1973. Master of Education, Providence College, 1978. Juris Doctor, Suffofk University, 1992.


Teacher Lincoln (Rhode Island) School Department, 1974-1995, administrator, 1995-1997. Senator State of Rhode Island, District 34, 1981-1986, 91-94, minority whip, 1993-1994. Assistant principal Lincoln High School, 1995-1997.

Principal Central Falls (Rhode Island) High School, 1997—2004. Superintendent New Shoreham School Department, since 2004. Member adjunct faculty Rhode Island College, Providence, 1990-1997, Community College Rhode Island, Lincoln, 1991-1997.


Trustee Cumb-Line Boys and Girls Club, Cumberland, Rhode Island, 1982. Republican candidate for Secretary of State of Rhode Island, 1986. Tennis umpire United States Tennis Association, New York City, 1985-1995.

1st vice president New England Tennis Umpires Association. Chair Lincoln Substance Abuse Prevention Council, 1998-1999, Rhode Island Water Resources Board, 1987-1989. Member advisory board Central Falls School, 1997—2004, Supervisory Control Of Program Execution, 1997—2004.

Board directors Rhode Island Interscholastic League, 1998—2002. Member Rhode Island Bar Association, Rhode Island Association Social Studies Teachers, Lincoln Fraternal Order Police, Rhode Island Association Secondary School Principals (Outstanding First Year Principal 1998), Lincoln Teachers Association (executive board 1987-1990), Rhode Island Superintendents Association.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, running, cooking, fitness activities.


Married Lori A. Lyle, February 16.