D’Alessandro retired from a 30 plus-year teaching career in New York State. For twenty-five years, he served as a high school newspaper advisor. For several years, he acted as an associate editor for the now defunct, Italo-American Times.
A former “Educator of the Year,” he is currently a Coordinator of Student Teachers for the University of Central Florida, and an adjunct professor at Valencia College. He has assisted in training a battalion (over 500 ) of students for the teaching profession. D’Alessandro has also developed a college course for senior citizens interested in the writing profession.
F. Anthony lectured a handful of times at writers’ conferences held at Villanova University and taught at several other colleges and universities. D’Alessandro’s poetry book, Brooklyn Birth: Sicilian Soul was published by Plowman Press in 1997. His writings have appeared in: Newsday, San Francisco Chronicle, Principal, American School Board Journal, Modern Bride, Family, Free Verse, Spectacle, Endless Vacation, Teaching K-8, Oblates, Tampa Tribune, Mature Living, Perigee, Riversedge (Univ. of Texas/Pan-American), Christian Science Monitor, and Chicken Soup for Fathers Soul. He’s recently published in the Sicilian literary journal, Sweet Lemons 2 Anthology.Others are in-press.
F. Anthony (called Mascanzone e Scustimato by his Sicilian grandmother) has been married for over 45 years to his lovely wife and muse Adele. D’Alessandro is quite proud of his three children and seven grandchildren.