Trisha Sharp, a second-grade teacher at Shawnee Heights Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas, has always understood that her role as an educator allows her to impact kids’ lives. But never had an opportunity to practice what she preaches so perfectly aligned with a classroom activity than when she learned of a dog in need of some help.
Her class had just finished reading a book called “Sheepdog in the Snow,” about some kids who find a stranded sheepdog with a broken leg, when Sharp happened upon a Facebook post from the Helping Hands Humane Society that she knew the kids would love.
“So we were able to get on the shelter’s …
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