AGE: I turned 50 on March 28.
OCCUPATION: Principal, Westerly High School.
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