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Carl G. Lauro Elementary Mission Statement
The mission of Carl G. Lauro School is to develop a school environment that provides students opportunities to reach and exceed National Standards and Grade Level Expectations. Through a strong literacy and mathematics focus we will build a strong academic foundation which will support and develop in each child a lifelong commitment to learning.
It is the intent of the faculty to lead students toward being disciplined, productive, informed, and fulfilled individuals. To achieve these ideals, mutual respect and understanding must be present in the learning process on the part of all participants-the faculty, students, and community.
Carl G. Lauro Programs
- Balanced Literacy
- ESL/Bilingual Classes
- After School Programs
Crusader Program: Enrolled Crusaders are in grades 3 and 5 participate in NEED Science Acvitities and grade 4 students work on activities to improve math problem solving
- Business Partnerships
About Carl Lauro
Mr. Lauro was born on April 8, 1926 in Brockton, Massachusetts. His parents brought him to Providence when he was a year old, and he grew up on Federal Hill. He graduated from Central High School and from the University of Rhode Island in 1948 where he studied zoology. He was a laboratory assistant at Providence college for 5 years before beginning to teach at Central High School in 1953.
Carl G. Lauro was married to Marie (Colarusso) Lauro and had three sons (Michael, Peter, and Carl Jr.) and two daughters (Maria and Bianca).
Mr. Lauro was an acting Superintendent for the Providence School System. He was a leading candidate for the permanent post left vacant when Dr. Charles M. Bernardo left to take another job.
He participated in numerous curriculum revision projects, including some of the early attempts to modernize science teaching in the 1950s. He worked continually at reform, but described himself as a pragmatist rather than a reformist.
He spent the last seven years of his life as an administrator, but most enjoyed his 15 years as a science teacher at Central High School, where he was the head of the science department from 1956-1968...read more