PROVIDENCE, RI--After 20 years of leadership at The San Miguel School of Providence, Brother Lawrence Goyette, FSC, will step down at the end of the academic year, announcing the appointment of Mark Carty as the school’s next Executive Director.
“It is with bittersweet emotions that I prepare for the end of my journey here at The San Miguel School of Providence,” said Brother Lawrence. “After 20 years at San Miguel, the time has come for me to pass the torch, and I do so knowing that the school is stronger than ever and ripe for new leadership to lead it into its future.”
Joining the school in July 2013 as the school’s Associate Executive Director, Mark Carty spent the school year preparing for the transition. Carty said he has been humbled by the opportunity to study under Brother Lawrence’s direction and to have had the opportunity to develop relationships with the San Miguel community.
“San Miguel is the lived mission of De La Salle,” said Carty. “I am excited to continue the journey with the dedicated families, faculty, staff, and supporters who breathe life into this sacred mission.”
Together with San Miguel’s administrative team and with the support of the San Miguel Board of Directors, Carty will move the school into its next stage with renewed energy, while the mission and school culture will remain the same.
“We are deeply grateful that Brother Lawrence has positioned San Miguel to continue its mission with excellence,” said San Miguel Board Chair Michael Newquist. “We are confident Mark is the gifted, caring, and inspiring leader San Miguel needs as an exciting new future unfolds.”
Brother Lawrence founded San Miguel Providence in 1993 as the first of what has become a model for twelve similar schools across the nation. An all-boys middle school serving young men from Greater Providence, San Miguel School is dedicated to serving those most in need, and the school has grown over the past two decades through Brother Lawrence’s direction and vision.
Next year, Brother Lawrence will serve part-time as a consultant for a new Miguel school opening in California, but he will remain in close contact with San Miguel Providence as a “good-will ambassador.”
“A school is not defined by one person but rather the community that fosters its future,” said Brother Lawrence. “I am confident that San Miguel’s best and strongest years still lie ahead.”