All Saints Catholic School in New Bedford announces new principal
“Father Sudhir Nayak, Co-Pastor and Moderator of Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parish, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Lavalley, Ed. D. as the new principal of All Saints Catholic School. Dr. Lavalley’s passion for education has spanned over 29 years and touched thousands of students from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, as well as graduate level students.
Most recently, Dr. Lavalley was a middle school reading specialist for Westerly public schools where she provided intervention and monitored students in grades five through eight. Previously, she was a reading specialist and the SES Coordinator for Title 1 for the Westport public schools. Before that, Dr. Lavalley worked in the Wareham public schools where she conducted student assessments and participated on the Title 1 committee for the International Reading Program. Dr. Lavalley also has visiting lecturer experience with post graduate students at American International College and Bridgewater State College.
Dr. Lavalley began her teaching career as a teacher at St. Joseph School in New Bedford, teaching multiple subjects at many grade levels from preschool to grade 8, as well as assisting with marketing activities such as website development and parent workshops.
“Education can become the catalyst to help students discover their innate abilities and I am deeply humbled that I have been able to make a difference in the lives of so many students,” indicates Dr. Lavalley. “Christ is an integral part of my life because of the faithful example of so many wonderful individuals. As a member of the All Saints Catholic School community, I am excited to use the talents and experiences God has so graciously shared with me to build up His body and influence the future of ASCS students.”
Father Nayak adds, “The search committee was extremely impressed with Dr. Lavalley’s dedication to the education of young people as well as her extensive academic credentials. Moreover, she is committed to the goal of bringing Christocentric values to the ASCS community in addition to supporting the faculty and staff with their dedication to God and academic excellence.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Lavalley back to Catholic education in the Diocese of Fall River,” explains Daniel S. Roy, Superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Fall River. “Our school leaders also believe in providing necessary programs to ensure each student will thrive academically despite learning differences. Dr. Lavalley’s extensive experience as a reading specialist and adjunct lecturer fully prepares her to lead All Saints Catholic School in this area as well as bring it to the next level.”
Carolyn Lavalley has a Doctor of Education from Northeastern University. She received two certificates of advanced graduate studies from Bridgewater State University and the American International College. Carolyn and her husband, Paul Lavalley, have six children and are active members of the St. Francis Xavier Parish. They reside in New Bedford, MA.”