PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The superintendent in South Kingstown has been named the 2017 Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year.

The Rhode Island School Superintendents’ Association selected Kristen Stringfellow for the honor.

Stringfellow has served as the superintendent of the South Kingstown public schools since 2009. She was previously the assistant superintendent of the Scituate School District.

The award recognizes outstanding school district leaders who are dedicated to the education of all children, committed to the community and involved with the superintendents’ association. Stringfellow has spearheaded new technology initiatives and curriculum reforms in South Kingstown.

Stringfellow will be honored by the American Association of School Administrators at a national conference in New Orleans in March. She is a lifelong Rhode Island resident.