Mr. Kevin Laverty - Middle School Religion
Mr. Laverty feels the Holy Spirit was clearly at work in guiding him to Saint Francis Xavier School. After a number of years teaching various subjects in area public and Catholic schools, Mr. Laverty received a call from Monsignor Richard Lavalley asking him if he might be interested in joining the middle school team at SFX to teach religion. Since this combined so many of Mr. Laverty’s passions – faith, teaching, reaching out to children – he was happy to say yes.
Mr. Laverty’s educational path has led him through undergraduate studies in linguistics and medieval history, graduate work in U.S. history and education, and professional development in computer science and engineering education. He is also the recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Wood Badge Leadership training award and a graduate of the Diocese of Burlington’s Lay Leadership program.
Mr. Laverty and his wife Lisa are longtime residents of Essex, Vermont, and parents to seven boys: Val, Kris, Carl, Roland, Ollie, Gus, and Paul. (To read an article from a few years ago about the Laverty family, check out: Raising Seven Sons) Mr. Laverty is also extremely active in Scouting and in their local parish, St. Pius X.
Mr. Laverty has this to say about teaching religion at SFX School: “I am excited to walk with the students and faculty at St. Francis Xavier in their journey of faith. We have many joys to experience together, challenges to overcome, and lessons to learn. I look forward to going through them all with Jesus at our side.”