Therapy dogs are trained to work with students in schools to promote
social-emotional wellness, communication and interpersonal skills, and increase
academic motivation and performance. The part-time ESU3 mental health
therapist who serves our district, Sarah Eades Hamilton, and her four-legged
partner, Shadow the labradoodle, operate as a certified therapy dog team in the
provision of services for students. Starting in mid-September, Shadow will make
her debut and join Sarah at FCCS. Shadow’s time will be dedicated to targeted
groups of students, and these specific students’ families will be notified. There
will be a sign posted at the door to communicate when Shadow is in the building.
Parents who have any concerns with their student(s) coming into contact with
Shadow the therapy dog should contact the office.