Karen Johnson - History/Department Head
BA University of Rhode Island
Mrs. Johnson teaches Psychology I and II, Western Civilization, and Youth and Law.
William Tyson Edmonds - Social Studies
BA, Social Science, St. Johns University
M.Ed., Providence College
National Endowment of the Humanities Mesoamerican History. University of Oregon 2008
Mr. Edmonds teaches Western Civilization. He also moderates Prout's recycling program and coaches the boy's cross country team. Before joining the Prout community in 2001, he was a Lasallian Volunteer at the Ocean Tides School in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
BOS, University of Rhode Island
RI Teaching Certificate,RI Coaching Certificate
In addition to teaching U.S. History and Global Studies at Prout, Mr. LaBarbera is also moderator of the Mock Trial team. A former professional baseball player with the Montreal Expos, Mr. LaBarbera coaches the boys' varsity baseball and boys' junior varsity soccer teams.
BS, Education Major/ History Minor, University of Rhode Island
MA, History, Providence College.
Mr. Sweeney is a lifelong Rhode Island resident graduating from Bishop Hendricken High School. He comes to The Prout School with over 16 years of experience working in Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Providence. Mike began his career in education at The Prout School in 1994 teaching in the junior high Social Studies and Religion and later in the high school teaching US History and Western Civilization.
In 2002, Mike was appointed Assistant Principal for Student Life at Saint Raphael Academy. In 2004 he became the Academic Assistant Principal and in 2008 he was appointed Principal. Has served on numerous Lasallian district committees and underwent a 3 year training program through the Lasallian Leadership Institute. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, as well as cooking and traveling.