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Therapy dog wins the hearts of elementary students

Tess, a therapy dog, listens as both Maddy Smith and Cole Graves take turns reading aloudTess, a therapy dog, listens as both Maddy Smith and Cole Graves take turns reading aloud to her at Mount Vernon Elementary School. Tess is an attentive listener and never judges or corrects when struggling readers stumble over words.Who is the most popular member of the Mount Vernon Elementary School (MVES) staff? Apparently it is Tess, the English Lab who works as Amy Stewart’s partner in the counseling office. Tess is a therapy dog that Mrs. Stewart helped bring to Mount Vernon. See the December 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a heart warming feature story about Tess.