Two familiar faces at St. Peter’s Boys High School in Staten Island, New York, now have new leadership roles. John Fodera, former principal, is now serving as the school’s first lay president, and Michael Cosentino, former assistant principal, is now principal. Fodera and Cosentino, who are both graduates of St. Peter’s, began their new roles on July 1, 2017.
Fodera, who became the first lay principal in 1990, returned to St. Peter’s as a teacher after graduate school. He returned to St. Peter’s as a way to give back since he received a Christian Brothers scholarship that made his higher education possible. He has held a number of roles over his years of service.
St. Peter’s was founded in 1917 and is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. Cardinal Timothy Dolan is honorary chairperson of the centennial celebration, which will culminate October 22, 2017, with a Mass in St. Peter’s Church, followed by a gala.