New Therapy Dog Handlers Certified

New staff members certified as therapy dog handlers
Posted on 03/13/2023
Mary Beth Hodgens with Skye during therapy dog certification.

Several members of Absecon Public Schools staff were recently certified as therapy dog handlers by Pet Partners, a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of animal-assisted therapy.

Pet Partners representative Dr. Gina Caldwell oversaw the certification with Absecon’s therapy dogs, Skye and Hope, during a visit to the district Monday, Feb. 27, and gave a glowing review of our program!

Congratulations to:
Ms. Regina Lamcken
Ms. Rebecca Fielding
Mrs. Kim Shigo
Ms. Genna Saltarelli
Ms. Jessica Schwartzer
Ms. Leslie Satt
Mrs. Christina Walaszek
Mrs. Mary Beth Hodgens

Absecon Public Schools is excited - as we expand our Therapy Dog program within our school district – to be able to provide more meaningful social-emotional learning opportunities for our students and to help improve mental health services.

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