Pictured L to R: Karly, Mary, Steve, and Kasey Loyer.

Steve Loyer: SBEA Layperson of the Year

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Thursday July 12, 2012

Honoring a tradition that goes back over thirty years, on June 13th, the South Burlington Educators Association named resident Steve Loyer as its South Burlington High School (SBHS) Layperson of the Year.

The award recognizes a community member whose volunteerism with youth and the schools has gone above and beyond.  In presenting the honor to Mr. Loyer, SBHS World Language educator Lori Dow-Moore stated, “This year’s recipient has been called a business visionary noted for his people skills, his diffusing sense of humor, and his affiliation with PACT (Parents and Adults Celebrating Children and Teens).”

“Steve simply values young people and their role in the world,” Ms. Dow-Moore continued.  “He leads by example and is completely dedicated to his family, to his South Burlington community, and to allowing each person who lives here to feel valued and included.  In a nutshell, he is the epitome of a good man.”

Mr. Loyer, the president and co-owner of two South Burlington businesses—Tech Group and Tech Vault—grew up in the community, attended South Burlington schools, and now resides here with his wife Mary (the owner of QBS Accounting Services) and their daughters, Kasey and Karly.  In response to the gratitude offered to him by the South Burlington High School staff members, Mr. Loyer reflected, “I am honored to be recognized by the SBEA as their layperson of the year. My sense of family, community, and volunteerism was developed right here with the help of educators and community members. It seems natural and honorable to pay it forward and do what I can to help make things just a little bit better.”

SOURCE: Susie Merrick, Contributor