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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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!”