He received his Bachelors Degree from the City University of New York and his Masters Degree in the Science of Education from Iona College. He taught in Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Westchester County. In 1979 he joined United Airlines as an instructor. He moved from New York to Virginia in 1991. He kept his ties to the school system as a member of the Loudoun County School-Business Partnership through which he worked with students as a mentor. After retiring from United, he accepted a position teaching special education at Stone Bridge High School in 2004.
Mr. Faraone is the co-sponsor of the Stone Bridge Chess Club and the co-chair of the Equity Team.