Therapy Dog Joins Thoreau MS Staff
The student services department at Thoreau Middle welcomes therapy dog Jackson Granados as part of their clinical team. Jackson will be at Thoreau part-time with school social worker Joy Granados visiting select classrooms and students and traveling the hallways at arrival and dismissal times. Jackson has been certified as a therapy dog through Therapy Dog International and is up-to-date on all his vaccinations. Research has shown that petting a dog can decrease levels of stress hormones, regulate breathing, and lower blood pressure. It also promotes greater self-esteem and focused interaction with other students and teachers. Contact news liaison Tresa Krukowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.