Mary Ann Carroll


Mary Ann Carroll focuses her law practice on education law, special education law, collective bargaining and Family Court matters. She is a member of the Rhode Island Bar and the Federal Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Mary Ann has extensive experience negotiating contracts not only as chief negotiator for school committees, but in her previous role as Superintendent of Schools and her present role on the Glocester School Committee. As chief negotiator, she negotiates contracts for the North Kingstown, Newport and Portsmouth School Committees.

She has given numerous workshops and presentations on education and special education topics, and been a key presenter for the Rhode Island Association of School Committees; theAssociation of Rhode Island Administrators of Special Education; and the Rhode Island Association of School Administrators.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY, a Master of Education degree from Rhode Island College, and a Doctor of Law Degree from Roger Williams University School of Law.

Mary Ann holds a life teaching certificate and is certified as a principal and superintendent of schools. In addition to her public school experience, she was employed for two years at Harmony Hill School. She also was an instructor at Providence College for over ten years.

Mary Ann has been a member of the Glocester School Committee for the past six years and currently serves as the Chair. She also serves on the Foster/Glocester Regional School Committee.

Bar Admissions:

Rhode Island
U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Professional Affiliations:

Rhode Island Bar Association

Civic & Charitable Involvement:

Town of Glocester,  School Committee Member
Providence College, Graduate Instructor
Ponaganset Middle School, Interim School Principal
Harmony Hill School,Work Study Teacher/Coordinator
Johnston School Department, Teacher/Assistant Principal/Superintendent
State of Rhode Island, Representative District 15
Town of Glocester, Council Member

Publications & Speaking Engagements:

Rhode Island Association of School Committees – School Committee “101”

Multiple School Districts – In-Take Service Seminars

Lincoln School District Annual Administrators’ Retreat – Common Union Strategies, How Do We Arrive At An Impasse, Update on Negotiations, Individuals Acting as Union Officials, Social Networking

Lincoln School District Annual Fall Administrators’ Retreat – Progressive Discipline, 504 Issues, Student Discipline, and Residency Matters


Roger Williams University School of Law,  2000
Rhode Island College, Masters of Education,  1976
Marymount College,  1972