Mr. Herve Richer
President / Teacher
Herve Richer was first appointed to the staff in 1983 and appointed President in 2009. Prior to his appointment to President, Mr. Richer has served the school as English teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. He has completed the Coindre Leadership Program, a program for the formation of lay leaders in schools operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Mr. Richer is a long-time member of the MSC Faculty Players. He is a 1974 graduate of Mount and each of his three sons has also graduated from the academy. Mr. Richer went on to graduate from Assumption College with a Bachelor's Degree and then he received his Master's Degree from Providence College. He and his wife live in Millville, MA where they are active members of St. Augustine’s Parish.
Mr. Edwin Burke
Principal / Teacher
Edwin Burke has been a teacher at Mount Saint Charles Academy since 1992. In 2003 he became an Assistant Principal and was appointed Principal in 2009. He graduated from St. Anselm's College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, and then he went on to receive his Master's Degree in Education from Providence College. Mr. Burke is a member of NASSP, RIASP, ASCD, RIASCD, RISSA, and RIACSSA and will be teaching a MSC class in Modern European History this year.
Mr. Roland Boisvert
Roland Boisvert has been at Mount Saint Charles Academy since 1978. During his tenure at the Academy, he taught United States History and Non-Western History. In 1983, he became Dean of Discipline and in 1985 was appointed Assistant Principal. He is currently a member of the Academic Council and the Administrative Team.
Among his other responsibilities, Mr. Boisvert was a 2 term member of the Mount School Board and he also headed the boys varsity cross country team from 1983–1999. A graduate of Providence College, he has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master’s Degree in History and Education Administration. He is state certified to teach History and English.
Miss Julie Beauvais
Assistant Principal – Junior High/Teacher
Julie Beauvais has been a teacher at Mount Saint Charles Academy since 2004. During her time at the Academy she has worked in the academic support center and will serve as the assistant principal for the junior high. She was a member of Mount Saint Charles Academy's graduating class of 1996 and pursued educational degrees at Merrimack College and Providence College. She currently holds Master’s Degrees in Special Education and School Administration. Miss Beauvais is a member of ASCD, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. In addition to her teaching and administration responsibilities at the academy, Miss Beauvais is the moderator of the Student Leadership Association, the faculty representative for the Board of Directors and coordinates the eighth grade trip to Washington, DC. Along with her administrative responsibilities she will be teaching eighth grade science.
Miss Susan Tessier
Director of Guidance
Susan Tessier has been with Mount Saint Charles Academy since 1975. She started as a Religion and English teacher, participated on the MSC school board, became a guidance counselor, and since 1984 has served as Mount's Director of Guidance. She has also been very active with our MSC students and their extracurricular activities. She served as the student council advisor as well as the coach for girls varsity softball and girls varsity basketball. She was also the intramural girls softball coordinator as well the girls' junior high school basketball coach.
Prior to coming to Mount, Miss Tessier worked at Woonsocket Catholic Regional High School as an English teacher and the English department chair. She received her Bachelor's Degree in English with a concentration in secondary education from Rhode Island College. Also at RIC, she did graduate work in counselor education.
Miss Tessier is actively involved in several professional and community organizations as well. She is a member of: the RI Association for Counseling and Development; the New England Association of College Admission Counselors; the American Counseling Association; and the National Catholic Educational Association. An avid golfer, Miss Tessier has served as a founding committee member, the rules chairperson and corresponding secretary to the Ocean State Women's Golf Association.
In 2003, Miss Tessier received the High School Counselor of the Year award from the New England Association of College Admissions Counselors. She also was the recipient of the URI Girls High School Coach of the Year Award, and in 2009 Miss Tessier was named High School Counselor of the Year by the Rhode Island College Admissions Offices.
Mr. David Roderick
Dean of Students
David Roderick has been working at Mount Saint Charles Academy since September of 1999. Mr. Roderick has taught Chemistry, Forensics, Environmental Science, Biology, and 8th grade Science during his time at MSC. From March 2008 to June 2010, he also served as Assistant Principal. In addition to teaching, Mr. Roderick has coached many MSC sports including boys and girls varsity high school swimming, junior high swimming, boys outdoor track, and boys varsity lacrosse. Prior to arriving at MSC, he coached varsity football and varsity swimming for 10 years at La Salle Academy. In his current role at MSC, Mr. Roderick serves as the Dean of Discipline for grades 7-9 and teaches two sections of 8th grade Science.
Mr. Roderick earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 1988. He is currently finishing his Master's Degree in Education and Administration this year at Jones International University. Mr. Roderick is also a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic School (U.S. Army Ft. Huachuca, Arizona) and the Tactical Intelligence Analyst School (U.S. Army Ft. Huachuca, Arizona).
During his tenure at MSC, Mr. Roderick served a year at the Pentagon working as the NCOIC for the Joint Chief of Staff Counter-Terrorism Team (2004). He was deployed twice to Iraq (2005 and 2007) to serve as a NCO Senior Counter-Terrorism Analyst and most recently served as the Intelligence Officer for a Marine Special Forces Team in Helmand, Afghanistan (2011-2012). He received his commission in 2009 and was recently selected to be promoted to the rank of Captain.
Mr. Roderick has a son Justin (MSC '10) and daughter Allie (MSC '14).
Mrs. Gail Bryson
Gail Bryson has been the Director of Alumni Affairs at Mount Saint Charles Academy for more than 25 years. She is responsible for communication with over 8,500 alumni, manages the "Official Mount Saint Charles Academy Alumni" Facebook page, oversees MSC class reunions as well as all alumni activities at Mount. She coordinates the annual alumni soccer game, the alumni golf tournament, the Royal Mountie dinner, the 50th Anniversary reunion weekend, and the MSC holiday face-off. In addition, Mrs. Bryson is co-coordinator of Mount's Career Exploration program (along with Vivian Ferry in the Guidance Department) where alumni come back to the school to speak to students about different careers they might want to pursue. Always enthusiastic about Mount, Mrs. Bryson is happy to host any alumni that stop by MSC for a visit!
A graduate of Endicott College with an Associate's Degree in Retailing, Mrs. Bryson is currently a member of the Mount Saint Charles Marketing Committee.
She is a member of St. Augustine's Parish in Millville, MA and she is active in her community as a library trustee. She was also on the planning committee for the Millville Elementary School. Mrs. Bryson is the mother of 2 Mount alumni, Joshua '91 and Sarah '93.
Mr. Richard Lawrence
Athletic Director / Teacher
Richard Lawrence came to Mount Saint Charles in 1969. During his tenure, he has served as English teacher and Director of Athletics. He has also coached several Mount sports: boys soccer; boys and girls tennis; and boys and girls basketball. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Rhode Island College and a Master's Degree in English Literature from the University of Rhode Island. He is an award winning athletic director and holds a CMAA (Certified Master Athletic Administrator) in athletic administration. His athletic teams have won 44 championships to include 10 state titles.
He was an award winning journalist for THE OBSERVER (1976-1986) and currently reads Advanced Placement exam essays for the College Board. He has been inducted into the Rhode Island Boys Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame, The Rhode Island Girls Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame, The New England Soccer Hall of Fame, and the Rhode Island College Athletic Hall of Fame. He has been cited by the University of Chicago (2010) as an “Outstanding Teacher.” He has been recognized for his work in the area of sportsmanship and was honored as a Sports Ethics Fellow (2010) and cited as “One of 20 Great Living Americans who have made a difference in the area of sportsmanship.” (2011)
Since 2000 he has directed service trips for his students to promote leadership and good citizenship. For the past 12 years, he has led a trip to the Blowing Rocks Preserve where his students have worked on a Restoration Project with The Nature Conservancy to improve the habitat for the endangered giant sea turtles.
Mr. Raymond Leveille
Associate Athletic Director
Raymond Leveille has been at Mount Saint Charles since 2009. Not only does he serve as Associate Athletic Director, but Mr. Leveille has also coached several sports teams at Mount including baseball, basketball, and track. He is currently the head boys varsity basketball coach.
Mr. Leveille is an alumnus of Mount, Class of 2000. He went on to graduate from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Health Education. He also has an endorsement in Adapted Physical Education.
In addition to teaching at Mount, Mr. Leveille teaches Health and Physical Education at Saint Philip School in Greenville, RI where he is Athletic Director. Mr. Leveille resides in Woonsocket, RI with his wife and their daughter.
Mr. Joseph O'Neill
Dir of Admissions / Registrar / Teacher / Dept Chair
Joseph O'Neill joined the Mount faculty in August 1982 as the Director of Admissions, Registrar, and history teacher. He previously taught history and social studies at Bishop Keough Regional High School. Mr. O'Neill earned his Bachelor of Arts in Education/Social Studies in 1978, Master of Education in Secondary School Administration in 1985, and Master of Arts in History in 1996, all at Providence College. Mr. O'Neill teaches Advanced Placement United States History to eleventh graders. He has taught U.S. History I, Economics, and Civics, and served as the History/Social Studies Department chair from 1996 to 2011. For many years he was class moderator and Student Administrative Council moderator.
Mr. O'Neill has been a member of the Executive Board of the Rhode Island Social Studies Association since 1985 and has been the RISSA president for many years. He has been involved in the Rhode Island Model Legislature program since participating in high school and was the state coordinator for many years. He has also been the state co-coordinator for the National History Day in Rhode Island program since 1997. Mr. O'Neill is a member of the State Panel on Civic Education, is school board chair at Saint Peter Tri-Parish School in Warwick, and maintains memberships in several professional organizations including the National Council for the Social Studies, the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (both national and state), the Organization of American Historians, and the Theodore Roosevelt Association. Mr. O'Neill was the 2005 winner of the New England History Teachers Association Kidger Teacher/Educator Award and the 2007 state winner and national finalist of the National History Day Richard Farrell Teacher of Merit Award.
Mr. O'Neill is also active in family history and has researched several generations of his family tree through ancestry.com and the New England Historical Genealogical Society.
Br. Roland Champagne, S.C.
Director of Facilities
Br. Roland Champagne has ministered at a number of schools in many different capacities since professing his final vows as a Brother of the Sacred Heart in 1971. He has served as Mount’s Director of Facilities since his return to the school in 2004. Prior to this assignment, Br. Roland served in the same capacity at Saint Columba’s College in Saint Alban’s, England for 5 years and at Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua, NH for 5 years.
Mr. Donald Demers, Ph. D., CFRE
Director of Institutional Advancement
Donald Demers has been at Mount Saint Charles Academy since 2006 and is in his 17th year of working in institutional advancement. Prior to joining Mount, he worked for the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Sacred Hearts Missions) raising funds here and overseas; wrote a development training manual for Heritage Harbor Museum that was used in educating the 26 member organizations (cultural and ethnic) in development best practices; and he established the institutional advancement department for The Prout School.
Mr. Demers earned both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Providence College and then went on to receive his Doctorate of Philosophy Degree from Salve Regina University.
Mr. Demers currently serves as an officer on the board of directors for the National Catholic Development Conference, has served on the board for the Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional Schools, and both as a board member and board officer for the Northern RI CYO. He has spoken on development work at national conferences and has run development training programs for Catholic organizations both here and overseas.
Mr. Demers resides in Woonsocket with his wife Delia (Brillon) and their 2 sons, Zacharey, Class of 2011, and Benjamin, Class of 2013. In his spare time, he enjoys beekeeping, gardening, and DIY projects.
Mrs. Erika Monahan
Erika Monahan joined the Mount administration in the summer of 2013. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Rhode Island and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies. Prior to coming to Mount, she was the Development Assistant at Tides Family Services, a not for profit family service agency which addresses the needs of Rhode Island’s most at risk youth. Erika currently resides in Coventry, RI with her husband Marc.
Mrs. Tracy Mulligan
Tracy Mulligan joined the Mount staff in July 2014 as the Business Manager. Before coming to Mount, Mrs. Mulligan worked at Good Shepherd Catholic School as the librarian and math aide for the past two years. She is currently the president of the Good Shepherd PTO and President of Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School Executive PTO.
After graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Tracy worked for Coopers & Lybrand as a Senior Auditor in Hartford Ct. After she left Coopers & Lybrand, she worked at CVS Caremark as an Auditor as well as The Natural retail Group in Dayville Ct as an Accounting Manager.
In 1995, she and her husband moved to Columbus Ohio where Mrs. Mulligan was employed by Pfizer, Inc as a pharmaceutical sales representative for seven years. In 1999, she and husband moved backed to New England where she finished her career with Pfizer and became a stay at home mom to her three children. Her oldest daughter is currently enrolled at Mount Saint Charles and her other two children attend Good Shepherd Catholic School.
Mrs. Carrie Saladin
Carrie Saladin has been working in the Mount Saint Charles Business Office since 2002. Mrs. Saladin manages all aspects of student business transactions from tuition billing and collections to calculating financial aid to assisting with book purchases. She also works extensively with the international students in helping to manage their resources.
Mrs. Saladin grew up in Oriskany, New York and moved to the area in 1991. She graduated from Mohawk Valley College with a degree in Social Services and attended Utica College.
Mrs. Saladin resides in Blackstone, Massachusetts with her husband, Donald, and their 2 sons. Her younger son is currently enrolled at Mount Saint Charles.
Miss Penny Federici
Marketing & Communications Director
Penny Federici is a 2008 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Rhode Island and a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Ranked #2 in her major's graduating class, she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations. Miss Federici has held the position as the Marketing and Communications Director at Mount Saint Charles since 2012.
Miss Federici started her journey in PR and Marketing with her 2008 internship at Citadel Broadcasting (currently known as Cumulus Media). She served as a Promotions and Marketing Intern for 92 PRO-FM, Lite Rock 105, Hot 106, News Talk 630 WPRO & 99.7 FM, and AM 790 Talk & Business. Upon completeing her internship, she joined the radio station's Street Team and held various responsibilities related to the 5 radio stations' public relations events, promotions, and marketing. After working on the Street Team, she was offered the job as Promotions & Marketing Director for AM 790 Talk & Business. She also served as the stand-in Promotions Director for Lite Rock 105, and became one of the Promotions Managers for News Talk 630 WPRO & 99.7's radio team.
For 10 years, while going to URI and working at the radio station, she also worked at LaSalle Bakery in Providence as a Sales Associate Supervisor and also assisted the bakery with their public relations and marketing.
Miss Federici lives in Providence and, with her family, is an active member of St. Augustine Parish. She enjoys being with her family and friends, going to the movies, and traveling. She loves spending as much time as she can at the beach, and is big fan of top 40 and country music!