For the fourth year in a row, Ravenscroft's student-led fundraising team for Crucial Catch has been recognized as the top fundraising school in the nation, exceeding their goal of $30,000 by more than $6,000, and once again winning the prestigious Pink Cleat Award.
Alison Kelly joined Ravenscroft in 2010 as an Upper School English teacher, as well as the assistant varsity volleyball and assistant softball coach. She is now the head varsity softball coach. Before coming to Ravenscroft, Coach Kelly spent 13 years coaching volleyball and softball at Wilbraham & Monson Academy, St. Edward’s School, George School, Deerfield Academy, and Rowland Hall. She played both volleyball and softball at the collegiate level for Mount Holyoke College, as well as one season of softball at Bowdoin College, and she received her Master’s degree from the University of Vermont. At Ravenscroft, Coach Kelly teaches Honors English 1, as well as senior electives in Dante’s Inferno and Revenge Literature.
Mr. Laskowski joined the Ravenscroft faculty in 2002. Originally from Rochester, New York (which, he will remind students, is the most important city in American history), he earned his B.A. in History and Religious Studies from Macalester College, his M.S. in Teaching and Curriculum from the University of Rochester, and his M.A. from the University of Alabama. At Ravenscroft, Mr. Laskowski has taught sections of AP United States History, American Government, AP Comparative Politics, and the Honors Seminar in Religion and Ethics. In addition to his present positions as History and Social Studies department chair and assistant coach of the varsity softball team, Mr. Laskowski has previously coached junior varsity baseball and served as Student Government Association sponsor. He has been a National Board Certified Teacher since 2007.