Virginia Hamilton is an award-winning classroom teacher, Certified Humane Education Specialist, and founder of Canine Commandos in Brevard County, Florida. Canine Commandos teaches basic obedience to shelter dogs, improving adoption rates while providing students with memorable, hands-on life skills experiences. Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn how Canine Commandos is making an impact for students and animals in Florida. You'll also discover how Virginia has developed meaningful relationships with community partners and hear her guidance for educators who would like to do something similar in their school districts.
About our Guest:
Virginia Hamilton has been teaching students in grades K-6 for 27 years, and currently she teaches gifted students. Her goal as a "facilitator" is to help students discover what excites them through problem solving, leadership, collaboration, and self-awareness. Virginia engages her students by discussing her passion for animals and the environment, motivating and challenging them to think critically and creatively to solve the problems that impact our world. Virginia would like to see humane education become a mandated part of school standards, which inspired her to join the Humane Education Coalition.