Hi. I'm Mr. Patrick Festa and I teach third grade at the Plaza.
I have been teaching for 36 years and have spent the past 23 years at the BEST school -McNichols Plaza !
The Plaza is near and dear to my heart as both of my now grown children attended elementary school here and I am so happy for that.
I believe in the critical role of public education in producing productive and informed citizens .
Teaching is a job that runs in my family as my father was an educator ,as was my brother. Now, my own daughter has begun her career as a teacher.
Looking forward to a great year!