Mr. Jay Sawyer
My name is Jay Sawyer, and I have been teaching Physical Education at Lourdes for 29 years. I have also taught Health classes and preschool gym classes. I received my degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Lourdes is the only teaching job I have ever had. I have also been an athletic director at Lourdes and have coached various sports at all different levels. My wife, Carri, is a teacher for Davenport schools. We have 3 children. Abbey is 28 and a nurse at Trinity Hospital in Bettendorf. She is married to Troy Hess. Jordan is 26 and works for State Farm in North Liberty, Iowa. He and his wife, Kasandra, have a 4-year-old son, Oliver. Troy is 22 years old and works at Northwest Bank in Davenport. I have had other jobs and responsibilities at Lourdes. I have done fundraisers for special school projects. I currently do a Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser to help fight heart disease. For the last 3 years, I have helped set up Field Day at Camp Abe Lincoln. I have always valued my time with the students and view physical education as an important part of the educational process. I have stayed at Lourdes because I like the people I work with, and we have the BEST students!