On Behalf of Mayor Gualberto "Wally" Nunez, Councilor Adaly Ayuso & The San Pedro Town Council we would like to present the first ever recipient for the Father of the year Award; Mr. Leonel "Maestro" Reyes.
Mr. Leonel Reyes and his twin brother Isaac Reyes were born on April 11th, 1945. Mr. Leonel Reyes came to San Pedro as a fully trained teacher in 1964, to be in charge of the San Pedro RC School, where he served as an Educator for twenty-five years. "Maestro" Reyes, as he fondly became known in the community, then moved on and founded his own upper-level private school, the "Maestro Reyes School of Knowledge", where he remained as Head and Educator for another 25 years.
Maestro Reyes, who was always active and participated fully in the development of the town, also spear-headed and established the following services for the town of San Pedro:
- First Book Center in San Pedro
- Operated the San Pedro Post Office at the Book Center for ten years
- Was a professional photographer for over ten years
- Served as a chartered Member & President of the Lions Club, San Pedro Chapter
- Was elected and served as a Councilor of the San Pedro Town Council
Mr. Leonel " Maestro" Reyes is married to the lovely Lisabeth Ann Sabido and is the proud father of Gerardo Reyes, Idalicia Reyes & Leonel G Reyes, Jr. He is also a proud grandfather of: Kaisa, Kieran, Isis, Nathaniel, Kael, Ismael and Amanda.
"Maestro" Reyes has left a valuable foundation of education and community values and we honor him today with the San Pedro "Father of the Year" award.