San Miguel welcomes new Executive Director

Mr. Mark Carty, Executive Director

Mr. Mark Carty, Executive Director

The San Miguel School of Providence announces the appointment of Mark Carty as its new Executive Director, a position he assumed effective July 1.

Carty joined the San Miguel leadership team last summer as Associate Executive Director, preparing for the transition under the guidance of the school’s founder and leader of more than 20 years, Brother Lawrence Goyette, FSC.

Brother Lawrence, who stepped down as Executive Director at the end of June, founded San Miguel Providence in 1993 as the first of what has become the model for more than a dozen such schools across the country. This fall, Brother Lawrence will help to open the 13th Miguel School in Concord, California.

“The opportunity to study under the direction of Brother Lawrence has been a blessing,” said Carty. “San Miguel education continues to grow and thrive, and San Miguel Providence continues to serve as a model for how to educate those in need.”

A Providence native and a graduate of La Salle Academy, Carty studied political science at Temple University and Lasallian education at Saint Mary’s College of California. Prior to joining San Miguel School, Carty was a member of the Social Studies Department faculty at La Salle Academy for eight years.

As a Lasallian educator, Carty has participated in numerous formation programs across the county, from studying homelessness in San Francisco, gangs in Chicago, and immigration in El Paso and Juarez. A graduate of the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies, Carty received a comprehensive formation in the historical, pedagogical, and theological foundation of Lasallian education throughout the world. 

As Carty steps into his new role as Executive Director, he looks forward to continuing the work that was begun by Brother Lawrence and those who have been part of the San Miguel community over the past two decades.

“San Miguel School is truly a remarkable place,” said Carty. “Through its design, our community, with continued dedication and support, will nurture and grow the spirit of love that lives at San Miguel. I can say with great comfort that San Miguel feels like home.”