Therapy dog and his handler visit Marie Curie Elementary

May 8, 2017

Students at Marie Curie Elementary had some special visitors last week! Stetson, a certified therapy dog, and his handler Sue visited with kindergarten through second grade and the 3-5 special education classrooms.

Teacher Rosanne Lybolt coordinated the visit after reading about the positive effects that therapy animals have on children and their social-emotional and academic levels.

Five-year-old Stetson is certified under Therapy Dogs International, Inc. He had to go through 12 weeks of schooling before he could be tested and certified.

Stetson enjoys being read to, swimming, fishing for minnows, and making people happy and calm. Sue and Stetson hope they’ll be able to come to the school on a regular basis to provide children with emotional support and help them with their reading.

This week Stetson and Sue will be back at Marie Curie, visiting with grades 3-5, as well as Pre-K.