SCHOOL PATROL: Jag the Reading Dog showcased at Lafayette High School
Lafayette High School administrators enjoy every opportunity to showcase the school's innovative career and agricultural programs, but when the state superintendent came to town, a dog stole the show.
Jag is the headline attraction in the school's speech therapy classes.
Jag has been used as a reading dog and a therapy dog.
PE teacher Dr. Beverly Hedges adopted Jag six years ago, and has seen her furry friend make a huge difference in the lives of Walker County students.
Educators are always looking for new ways to incorporate Jag into the curriculum.
In her earlier years, Jag was primarily used to help students relax and focus on reading. Now with far more experience under her collar, Jag has expanded her skills to math and science classes.
Students recently traced her ancestry through DNA testing, learning she is part poodle, part Shih Tzu.
State Superintendent Richard Woods sees a lot on his travels through Georgia, but admits Jag is a standout educational aide, and wishes he could copy her success all over the state.