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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

Making a "paw-sitive" impact

Reardan-Edwall School District welcomes therapy dog


Last updated 3/18/2021 at 4:03pm

Drew Lawson | The Times

Charlie, a therapy goldendoodle, arrived at Reardan High School last month. Here, she is shown some love by junior Mia Blomgren while student assistant professional Desi Westphal controls Charlie's leash. See more about the district's therapy dog on page 4.

REARDAN – The dog days have arrived at Reardan High School. Charlie, a therapy goldendoodle with a purebred poodle father and purebred golden retriever mother spends her days wandering the halls visiting students, assisting with one-on-one sessions with students who are struggling and greeting students as they arrive at school.

Charlie's "home base" at school is the office of student assistant professional Desi Westphal, who conducts one-on-one meetings with students who have difficult home situations, mental health issues, are falling behind in school or simply need someone to talk to....

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