Big news for John Fodera

Borough President James Oddo awarded the Patrick F. Daly Award to two Staten Island educators on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

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Oddo honored Ingrid Ebanks, a physical education teacher at Curtis High School and teacher at the JCC Beacon Afterschool Program at I.S. 49, and John Fodera, president of St. Peter’s Boys High School.

“I’m happy to continue this award to honor Mr. Daly’s legacy, and sacrifice, as well as recognize outstanding educators in our community,” said Oddo. “I believe Ingrid Ebanks and John Fodera embody many of the

exceptional qualities Mr. Daly had as an educator. Both have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to their students and a love of education and their communities. As the Daly family members noted when we selected them, both Ms. Ebanks and Mr. Fodera are following in the footsteps of Mr. Daly through their inspiring work inside and outside of school.”

Fodera graduated from St. Peter’s in the 1960s and returned to teach at his alma mater after finishing college. He greets each student by name and has worked to strengthen ties with the community. His efforts have culminated in a continuous uptick in enrollment and the creation of a new gym and football field.”

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