Class of 2011

Brother Lawrence Goyette began his teaching career in 1972 at the Cranston-Johnston Catholic Regional School in Cranston, R.I. He has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and executive director at Catholic Schools in Rhode Island, New York City, and Long Island. He was the founding principal of the Genesis Program in Brooklyn, N.Y.

When he established the San Miguel School in Providence in 1993, Brother Lawrence started an inner-city educational model that has led to a national network of more than a dozen San Miguel schools. Brother Lawrence served as president of San Miguel School in Providence from 1993-2003. After teaching at The DeLasalle School in Freeport, N.Y., he returned to San Miguel in 2005 as executive director.

Brother Lawrence has been honored numerous times for his service in education. In 1992, he was awarded the National Catholic Education Association’s Distinguished Teacher Award for the New England Region. In 1997, he was one of six educators nationwide to receive the LaSallian Award. He received the first De LaSalle Award for School Leadership during The Miguel Schools National Convention in 2002. Brother Lawrence has been awarded an honorary doctorate in educational leadership from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota, and an honorary doctorate in education from his alma mater, Providence College.

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