AGE: I turned 50 on March 28.

OCCUPATION: Principal, Westerly High School.

RESIDENCE: Cranston.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Warwick.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Learning all about Westerly High School, the community, and the traditions.

I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: With my wife, Susan.

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Raising my two children; Nicholas, 22 and Rebecca, 20.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being kind.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Be a contestant on "Survivor."

I ALWAYS CARRY: My cell phone.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A school teacher.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE MOST INFLUENCED ME: My parents, Robert and Maureen Hobin; my mentors, Paul Hynes and Judy Armour, my mother-in-law, Marie Hogan, my wife, Susan and my children.

FAVORITE AUTHORS: Jeffrey Zoul.

BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: "The Constitution Today," by Akhil Reed Amar.

I AM LISTENING TO: Talk radio.

LAST MOVIE WATCHED: "A Star is Born." The new one, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

FAVORITE TV SHOW: "Survivor."

FAVORITE RADIO SHOW: WPRO.

FAVORITE GENRE OF MUSIC: 70’s classics.

TOP COMFORT FOOD: Pasta.

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Twitter @mjhobin.

TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty, hard work.

PET PEEVES: Disrespectful people.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: Kindness is free.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The beauty of the WHS campus.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My family.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I have 23 nieces and nephews and 19 great nieces and nephews.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Treat people fairly.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Be respectful always and in all ways.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: End conflict.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Pay off my house.

I DRIVE A: 2015 Red Honda Civic.

I WISH I DROVE A: 2019 BMW convertible.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Milk.

IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: Past, the original Continental Congress; present, the Pope; future, my adult children.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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