A lifelong resident of Staten Island, Frank Cafaro graduated
from St. John’s Villa Elementary School and New Dorp High School.
In 1971 he received a B.A. in Secondary Education - Asian Studies
from St. John’s University and later earned his M.A. in Secondary
Education - History from Richmond College. Cafaro also holds a
Religious Education Certificate from Boston College and a
Professional Diploma in LaSallian Studies from St. Mary’s College
He began his teaching career at Holy Rosary School and later
joined St. Peter’s Boys High School. Following a term as Dean of
Students at St. John’s University, he returned to St. Peter’s Boys
High School where he currently serves as Director of Guidance while
also teaching Religion and History. He is also the Owner and
President of Cafaro’s Getaway Travel.
Cafaro has earned numerous awards during his professional
career, including the Distinguished LaSallian Educator Award.
He was named Teacher of the Year by the Staten Island Continuum of
Education in 1994 and has been listed for many years in “Who’s Who
Among American Teachers”.
He is the founder of the Staten Island Ice Hockey Association, a
member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools Ministry Team and
serves on the Ministry Board of their New York Province. A true
supporter of St. John Villa Academy, he is a member of their
Executive Development Committee and the Capital Campaign Steering