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FRANK is an Italian American residing in eastern Long Island. His family came to the United States so their children could have the education and opportunity they never had. In living out his family's American dream he pursued a career in education. He graduated in 1995 and began his career as a HS science teacher. In 1998 he received his MA and from 1998-2000 he earned 90 credits in educational pedagogy. In 2003 Frank became certified as a School Business and School District Administrator and quickly advanced to MS and HS principal in Hampton Bays, NY. In February 2006 his promising future came to a screeching halt. 

 

After reporting potential child abuse in an educational setting Frank was arrested and thrown in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. He lost his career, couldn't find employment for many years, and was forced from his home and into his car. Acting as his own attorney he uncovered the disturbing truth regarding his arrest, fought his way back, and recreated his life. 

 

He’s a school principal again, working with the judicial system, and public schools on Long Island. He educates the underprivileged, youths in crisis, and others going through the judicial system, needing a second chance. He authored “Standing on Principal” in hopes of spurring change and preventing future injustices. His book garnered national attention and lead two radio shows, “Standing on Principal” and “The Frank Vetro Show”. He co-founded WLINY radio and now co-hosts the AllFactUp Podcast.

 

Frank also serves on a board for a not for profit that promotes racial harmony and assists youths in the growth of positive values. He’s interviewed nationwide, spoken at colleges and universities, and was honored for his contributions to helping those wrongfully convicted. He was chosen to receive a Legend Award in 2016, given “to those inspirational people who empower communities by example and selfless contributions.” His life story is included in a documentary which won a Humanitarian Award in 2018 and Best Feature Film in 2019.