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The Snuggle Is Real: Special Ed Teacher Melissa Cantwell

April 30, 2019

By: Angelica Thornton

Source: KATU News

Melissa Cantwell is always evolving as an educator, coming up with new ways to help her students thrive. A few years ago, the special education teacher at Hough Elementary in Vancouver came up with one of her best ideas yet; a service dog for the entire school! It came to her after two of her students had a particularly rough day. One had just lost his dog. The other really wanted a dog.

“She wrote this beautiful piece on how happy her life would be if she had a dog,” said Cantwell, “and I thought, ‘Oh gosh, I need to get this girl a dog!’

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