Liam Carey Named Inquiry & Innovation Program Director

May 13, 2016   |   General

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is pleased to announce the appointment of Liam Carey as the next Director of the Inquiry & Innovation (I2) Program. A current member of the SHC faculty, Mr. Carey has taught physics, chemistry, computer science, and Advanced Placement statistics, as well as having taught Academic Exploration (AE) courses including Digital Music and Fantasy Baseball: Introduction to Statistics. Principal Gary Cannon shares, “Mr. Carey’s breadth of knowledge and experience, as well as his inquiry based teaching methodology, make him an outstanding leader for the next chapter in the growth of our I2 Program. “

Outgoing I2 Director Dr. Ramsey Musallam states: “It has been an absolute honor to work side-by-side with Liam Carey for the past several years. Liam has been instrumental in establishing and developing a culture of inquiry and curiosity for all our students. He brings a wealth of experience with project-based learning that will be a huge asset for the program as I2 scholar passion projects continue to play a vital role in the program. I am deeply encouraged by Liam’s appointment as the new I2 Program director, and I’m excited to see the ongoing growth and development of the program under his direction.”

About SHC’s Inquiry & Innovation Program
I2 is a rigorous four-year program designed to target the unique passions and interests of its students through a lens of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, design and service. Coupling high academic expectations with a focus on passion driven design, the I2 program challenges its scholars to be agents of change in our world.

About Liam Carey
Mr. Carey holds a BS in Management Science Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and an MA in Education from the University of San Francisco. This summer, he will again be teaching a five-week intensive computer science coding class for current SHC students. He has also developed and moderated SHC’s Fantasy Sports & Stats Club and our Coding Club. These popular cocurricular organizations allow students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life scenarios, making learning come alive within the context of student interests. Mr. Carey will now help oversee the VEX Robotics program with the ongoing support of Greg Herlein.

Principal Cannon shares, “I am pleased that Mr. Carey has taken on this educational leadership role at SHC. As the I2 Program enters its fourth year, the dynamic beginnings will continue to grow and flourish under his passionate leadership. Mr. Carey’s vision, pedagogy and programmatic planning will help ensure the I2 Program reaches its full potential, providing a transformative experience for SHC students and our entire school community.”