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Meet Shirra, Our Canine Companion and Friend

New Albany Elementary School K-1 is  home to an 11 year old Labrador/Golden Retriever cross named Shirra.  Shirra is a licensed Facility Dog through Canine Companions for Independence and  works with children in a variety of ways:
  • She serves as a role model of good behavior.
  • She helps children feel more comfortable and welcome.
  • She helps children express their feelings, learn responsibility and compassion.
  • She comforts children and assists them in learning to comfort others.
  • Shirra is an excellent listener and loves listening to children read books.
Mrs. Schubert is a licensed Canine Companion handler and serves as Shirra’s facilitator.