Lyndon Institute Head of School, Twila Perry is pleased to announce that Patrick Rainville has joined the admissions team as Admissons Coordinator responsible for working with day students and their families from area sending schools.
After graduating from Johnson State College (JSC) with a B.A. in Childhood Education, Rainville served as an educator, coach, and guidance counselor for several area schools including the St. Johnsbury School, Lyndon Institute, and the Danville School.
As a student at JSC, he worked in their admissions department, interacting with prospective students and their familes, providing campus tours to prospective students and families, representing JSC at college fairs, serving as a speaker on admissions panels, and visiting area high schools.
“We are excited to welcome Patrick to LI,” said Admissions Director, Sara O’Connor. “He is a proven leader who leads by example in a diverse range of settings. His knowledge of our area educational network and partners will serve to reinforce collaborations with students, teachers, staff, administrators, families, and communities.”
He has served HOBY Vermont (Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership) since 2012, including Leadership Seminar Chair from 2013-2015. During his tenure at HOBY, he oversaw recruitment, staffing, fundraising, alumni relations, and all seminar committees. Under his direction, student attendance goals were surpassed and HOBY Vermont was recognized as one of the top HOBY programs in the country.
“For more than five decades, HOBY has inspired young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace, and community,” said Rainville. “As America’s foremost youth leadership organization, HOBY has a long history of successfully motivating young people to develop into outstanding leaders.”
Since 2018, Rainville has served as the coach of the boys varsity basketball team for Lyndon Institute. Last year, he was a coaching intern with the NBA Charlotte Hornets. He assisted in team practices, workouts, edited opponent and personnel scouting reports, and diagrammed plays for the team playbook.
He is a member of the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association and serves as a representative on the board of the VBCA. He is currently under the mentorship of Drew Hanlen, who works with many of the NBA's top players and coaches.
“I have had the great pleasure of teaching in three different local school districts and have a great understanding of Northeast Kingdom demographics. My time as a College & Career Counselor and coach at LI has provided an array of experiences that will help to highlight the tremendous opportunities afforded to Lyndon Institute students,” said Rainville.