Reading dog becomes students’ best friend in English class

Wyoming Junior High English teacher Shantel VanderGalien has given her students a new reading companion this year: Quinn the greyhound. VanderGalien brings her newly adopted dog to school, offering a canine ear as students read aloud and curl up with books in the classroom next to the big-eyed pooch. VanderGalien, the Region 3 Teacher of the Year, says she has seen her students’ grades improve and their excitement for class increase thanks to Quinn.

Brett Atwood
Brett Atwood has worked in broadcast television for nearly six years. Having graduated with a bachelor's degree in TV Production from Ferris State University, he continues to produce promotional and lifestyle content for WOOD TV8, in addition to owning his own freelance video business, Be Heard Productions. Brett has a great love for telling compelling stories in a creative format. He is excited to use his talents in sharing what's happening within our local schools.

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