PS/MS 108 is named after Assemblyman Angelo Del Toro, an influential East Harlem Democrat and a lifelong resident of East Harlem. Angelo Del Toro like many of our students attended public schools, and put himself through City College and New York Law School.
Mr. Del Toro represented the 68th Assembly District, became the First Hispanic Chairman of the Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus. He was Chairman of the social services committee for 10 years, and was the chairman of the Assembly Education Committee. He supported causes to raise grants to welfare recipients, reform laws governing school custodians, teacher discipline and the election and conduct of New York City's 32 Community school boards.