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Meet staff member Joseph Patrei

Photo of Joe PatreiHi! My name is Joseph Patrei. I am a physical education teacher at Fisher and Barringer Road Elementary schools. This is my second year with the district.

What do you like best about what you do?

I love to see the students enjoy physical activity and understand that being active is very important throughout their lives

Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?

I coach football, basketball and baseball. I love the challenges that coaching a sport brings.

What former jobs have you held?

I worked as a cashier at Hannaford for seven years.

Where were you educated?

Mohawk Valley Community College then SUNY Cortland.

Where have you lived?

I have lived in Ilion my whole life.

If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?

Be with family and friends and do something active like play basketball or go hiking.

What book and/or author are you currently reading?

American Sniper

If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?

Some sort of pop or country music.

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

TV show-24, Movie-Friday Night Lights, Actor-Mark Wahlberg

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Italy to visit my family.

What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?

I am the youngest of six kids and I am the only one out of six kids that has red hair.