Joseph Palella: Owner/Director, since 1987.
Born in Italy
Resident of North Brunswick
If we define success as the achievement of a desired
goal, it would be safe to say that Joseph Palella has been successful in
his endeavor. The Prodigy endeavor. Denise, his wife of 18 years, always
predicted Joe would be the right person to develop and nurture such an
establishment as Prodigy Learning Center. Together, in 1987 they acquired
Prodigy, which had been established in 1986 by the DelPrete family of Bayonne.
Joe began to realize from the early days of Prodigy, that he had found
his vocation. Through the years, by meticulously assembling and training
an excellent staff, Prodigy has developed and maintained a level of indispensable
service to the community of Bayonne.
Joseph was born in Italy, where he also grew up as
a teenager. He attended and graduated from the "Carlo Cattaneo College of
Business" in Milan. In 1972 his family transferred to the United States (North
Brunswick NJ). Joe finished his schooling by doing graduate work at Middlesex
County College and at Rutgers University. In 1981 Joseph met Denise.
They were married in 1986, and are raising two children. Nina who is 22,
and Richard who is 17. Both Nina and Richard are Prodigy graduates.