DOG A WELCOME GUEST IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
By Ryn Gargulinski, Pilot staff writer
In most cases, age 42 is a tad old to be hanging around a first grade classroom.
But not in the case of Dublin. And although she’s 42 in human years, she’s only six in dog years, and has been a fixture in Dan Rotterman’s Kalmiopsis Elementary School class for the last five of those.
Dogs were first allowed to come to the classroom when then-principal Chris Nichols approved the idea, Rotterman said.
“Dublin is such a joy to have in the classroom,” Rotterman said of the golden retriever – and the students agree.
On Tuesday, Dublin’s first day at school this year, students took any chance they could to either pet, pat or take a peek at the dog – but not, of course, at the expense of their studies.