NKHS Administrators

Our Principal and Assistant Principals

Barbara Morse

Barbara Morse, Ed.D.




Dr. Morse began teaching at North Kingstown High School in 1997, and had been the mathematics department chair since 2004 before her selection as Assistant Principal, Student Services, effective July 1st, 2014.  Previous to teaching, she was a developer of computer information systems for a bank in New Hampshire, worked for a tax preparation firm, and was the Executive Director for Laymen in North Kingstown Schools/Business Education Partnerships. Dr. Morse brings her "real-world" experiences into the classroom to prepare students for post-secondary life challenges.

In addition to her college degree in business, Dr. Morse earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Rhode Island, a Master of Science degree from Providence College in Teaching Secondary Mathematics, and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Johnson and Wales University.  Her doctoral dissertation focused on Virtual Learning where she is an advocate of developing non-traditional learning pathways for students. 

In 2006, Dr. Morse had the honor of being chosen Rhode Island Teacher of the Year; however, her greatest professional honor is the opportunity to work every day with the wonderful students at North Kingstown High School. 

Dr. Morse and her husband are residents of North Kingstown and have two grown children who both graduated from NK.



Eric Anderson

Assistant Principal, Student Services


Ms Shivali Finkelstein

Ms Finkelstein feels extremely humbled, honored and feels privileged to have the opportunity to work with the educational community of North Kingstown High school.

Ms Finkelstein started her educational career in 2006, as a math teacher at Shea High School in Pawtucket, RI. She was a classroom teacher from 2006-2016. She had a very fulfilling career as a teacher at Shea High school for a decade. In the year 2016, she was honored to become an Assistant Principal (STEAM) for Teaching and Learning at South Kingstown High School in South Kingstown, RI. Major part of her work involved working with teachers in the Science, Math, Applied Arts, PE/Health and Fine Arts departments on 21st Century Curricula, Project-Based Learning, creating multiple pathways for students, Instructional strategies and Assessments. In collaboration with students, teachers and other administrators she was able to work on implementing STEM based programs for students at South Kingstown High school such as Biomedical, CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), EMT (Emergency Medical Training), Computer Science (including App Design and Software Development), Carpentry and Studio Arts. She thoroughly enjoyed her experience and engaged with many students and families that took advantage of accessing these programs. She served the community of South Kingstown from 2016-2019.

She then had the utmost privilege to work at Lincoln High School as their Assistant Principal for school year 2019-20.

Ms Finkelstein started her school year with North Kingstown High School on July 1, 2020 and looks forward to many years of educational partnership with students, families, staff and educational community!

Shivali Finkelstein

Assistant Principal, Teaching & Learning

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