A Powerful Message

Ninth-grade students at Bethpage High School participated in a special workshop featuring Paul D. Failla, a retired Suffolk County police officer and educational consultant. Mr. Failla, delivered powerful and poignant messages of anti-bullying, leadership and respect to the students in a workshop held during the district’s Anti-Bully Awareness Week.
Over a span of three periods, ninth-graders listened intently during Mr. Failla’s presentation. He used humor and drama to captivate his audience while presenting examples of societal prejudices and destructive decisions, as well as the harmful consequences of each from real stories and circumstances. His greatest emphasis to the students was placed on values.

All of the students were so taken with his message, that many have written him letters of gratitude for sharing his expertise.