Andrew McQuaide

Program Coordinator, URI International Nonviolence Summer Institute

So Rhode Island Magazine ·

Lives in Charlestown


Andrew McQuaide graduated from Chariho Regional High School in 2006, that same year he was elected to represent the town of Charlestown on the Chariho School Committee, becoming one of the youngest elected officials in Rhode Island. Over the past five and a half years, having served on well over a dozen sub-committees, Andrew has shown that the district’s best work requires collaborative solutions that engage all stake holders. Most notably, his support of performance-based compensation has driven Chariho to the head of this important movement. As Chair of the Chariho Performance Review Panel, Andrew leads the administration of Rhode Island’s first publically negotiated performance-based compensation system for educators.

A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Andrew was active with the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies. As program coordinator of their International Nonviolence Summer Institute, Andrew helped expand the program, bringing participants from around the world, including Israel-Palestine, Somalia, and Tibet. Concurrently, Andrew became a certified Kingian Nonviolence trainer and has led nonviolence trainings in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Georgia, and in Abuja, Lagos, and Obubra, Nigeria. Committed to the development of his community, Andrew also serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for both the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and the Chariho Alumni Association.