Meet our Staff

Meet the talented members of our staff!

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Mrs. Kara Lawrence

Vice Principal and Middle School Social Studies


  • I have been an educator for the past ten years.  I began my career at the University of New Hampshire as a history instructor.  Subsequently, I taught at several other colleges including Massasoit Community College and Becker College.  In 2015, I transitioned to teaching in secondary education.  I taught in the Social Studies department at Coyle and Cassidy for three years before becoming the Department Chair in the Spring of 2018.  As a department chair, I was responsible for overseeing the curriculum for grades 5-12, supervising teachers within the department, and serving on the leadership board.  I hold a BA with Honors and a Master’s Degree in History from Binghamton University.  I also attended Bridgewater State University and completed a Post-Baccalaureate program to become licensed to teach Social Studies in grades 5-12 in the state of Massachusetts.  My family are active members of Annunciation of the Lord parish in Taunton.

    “It is with great pleasure that I take on the responsibility of helping to create an exciting and engaging learning environment for middle school students at Our Lady of Lourdes.”

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Sister Marie Baldi

Theology, Middle School


  • Sister Marie Baldi is a Holy Union Sister who has spent her entire religious life in education. Her ties with Catholic education in Taunton go back many years. While studying for her bachelor’s degree at Bridgewater State University, Sr. Marie did her student teaching at the Taunton Catholic Middle School. She later received a Masters degree in Education from Bridgewater State University. She began her teaching career in an inner city school in the Archdiocese of New York. She taught at Saint Michael School in Fall River and then returned to the Taunton Catholic Middle School.

    For several years Sr. Marie was a principal, first at All Saints Academy in Middletown, RI and then at Saint Michael School in Fall River. As principal, she led both All Saints Academy and Saint Michael School to earn accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Sr. Marie has participated in several NEASC visits to schools seeking accreditation in both the Providence Diocese and the Boston Archdiocese.

    She joined the faculty of Coyle and Cassidy High School Middle School in 2016 and teaches Religion 7 and Theology 1 Classes. In the fall Sister will be moving to Our Lady of Lourdes with the Middle School from Coyle & Cassidy.

    “To Teach is to Touch a Life Forever.”  Author unknown.

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Emily Ventura

Middle School Teacher for Math and Science, Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher


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Mrs. Patricia Williams

ELA, Social Studies, Middle School


  • Mrs. Williams began her teaching career at Laliberte Middle School in Raynham, Mass. She has many years of experience in education teaching math, science, social studies, reading, Latin and English in grades five through eight. Mrs. Williams has also worked for the Mass Migrant Education Program instructing students in grades five through twelve in reading, math and life skills. While working at M.M.E.P, she also served as Head Teacher and was responsible for coordinating the standardized testing program and overseeing the daily schedules of both students and teachers. During her many years as an educator for the Diocese of Fall River, Mrs. Williams has been a member of countless academic committees and served as Lead Teacher for the middle school at Coyle & Cassidy.

    “The best thing about teaching in a Catholic middle school is the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child, and to nurture each student’s God-given talents. Each day is another chance to have a positive impact on a child. What an awesome vocation!”