Larry Savoy ’07
President - Archbishop Carroll High School
When Larry Savoy, Jr., was appointed president of Archbishop Carroll High School in 2018, his life and career in education had come full circle. He graduated from Archbishop Carroll in Washington, D.C., in 1993, and returned in 1997 to serve as an administrator and teacher for 14 years. He then served as principal of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School for six years before returning to the familiar halls of Archbishop Carroll in 2018, in his new role as president.
After Savoy graduated from Archbishop Carroll, he earned his bachelor of arts degree in theater from Temple University with a concentration in education. He earned his master’s in educational administration from Trinity in 2007, while working full-time at Archbishop Carroll as a teacher and administrator. “My Trinity experience gave me the opportunity to network and collaborate with educators from all walks of life,” he said. “The tools and knowledge I gained are integral to my success as an educator and school leader.” He currently serves on Trinity’s Board of Trustees.
Savoy, a native of Washington, D.C., grew up in the Seat Pleasant area in suburban Maryland. He was mentored by Josephite Father Joe Del Vecchio, a longtime Washington-area parish priest who helped lead the archdiocese’s Office of Youth Ministry for many years. “He instilled in me the importance of faith and to be a social justice change agent, to be that voice for people who don’t have one. That’s something that will always stay with me,” Savoy told the Catholic Standard when he was appointed president of Archbishop Carroll High School.
At Temple University, he acted in productions including Shakespeare’s classic play Macbeth, and he also played baseball on the university’s team. Savoy said he was drawn to a career in education after working as a drama counselor in the summer of 1994 at St. Vincent’s Children’s Home in Philadelphia, a transitional home for foster kids. “I really felt this was what I needed to be doing, working with young people,” he said.
After graduating from Temple in 1997, Savoy returned to Archbishop Carroll, working in a variety of teaching and administrative roles. Over the years, he also directed plays at the school and coached its baseball team, and from 2006 to 2011, he was Carroll’s vice principal for student affairs. “I got to see and learn different positions in a place I was familiar,” he said.
Today, as Archbishop Carroll’s president, Savoy said, “My focus will be to continue to spread the good news about Archbishop Carroll. We’re putting young people into college and preparing productive citizens for this life”