Regent Tilles Visits St. Mary School, East Islip
Roger Tilles, Long Island's representative on the New York State Board of Regents, visited with third and fourth graders of St. Mary School in East Islip on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Regent Tilles spent time with the students discussing the value of poetry. Before sharing some favorite poems with students, Regent Tilles asked the students if they knew different poetic devices which would be heard in the poems he read. The students heard variety of poems by poets such Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein, and more. One student even asked Regent Tilles if he liked to write poetry. At the end of the visit, poems written by the students were presented to Regent Tilles.
Regent Tilles reads to students
Dr. Kathleen Walsh (Superintendent of Schools), Regent Roger Tilles, Mr. Biagio M. Arpino (St. Mary School Principal)