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Wing’s Community Reader Day Ignites Passion For Reading

Photo courtesy of Islip School District

Community Reader Day, a highlight of the two-week Pick a Reading Partner celebration at Islip’s Wing Elementary School, recently welcomed local community members to read favorite books to students in pre-K, kindergarten and first grade.

2024 guest readers visiting Wing’s classrooms included Islip Board of Education Vice President Tom Leggio and trustees Paul Austin, Eric Buehler and Laura Rogacki; Superintendent Dr. Dennis P. O’Hara; Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Michael Giacchetto; Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, Administrative Services and Operations Donna Brower; Director of School Counseling Dr. Cynthia Fitzgerald; Fine and Performing Arts Director Michael Hershkowitz; Athletic Director John Sparacio; World Language/ENL Coordinator Rabia Hirji; Islip Middle School Assistant Principal Curt Juengerkes; Islip Middle School Dean of Students Jamie Wright; Commack Road Elementary School Principal Jacqueline Beckmann; Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School Principal Briana James; Suffolk County Legislator Samuel Gonzalez; Islip Town Receiver of Taxes Andy Wittman; and several of the district’s teachers.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our readers for sharing their stories and igniting a passion for reading in our young learners,” Wing Principal Catherine Glaser said.

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