The Education Coordinator, a certified teacher, is the staff member responsible for helping students with school projects (other than senior projects). She is available Tuesday – Saturday via email/phone or by appointment for in-person visits.
Communication about school projects must come from the student him/herself. (Parent/guardian communication will be accepted on behalf of students who are intellectually disabled.)
I hope you will use your project as an opportunity to practice good communication etiquette:
Email or telephone communication is preferred (as opposed to letters). Students who are required to write business letters for their school project should include a phone number or email address to which the Education Coordinator can respond.
Some school assignments require students to conduct an interview. Interview questions that are submitted may or may not all be answered depending upon the quality of the individual questions and number of questions being asked. Animal Friends’ annual report is a great source of information about our work and should be used to prepare your questions. Please do not ask questions that are already answered in the annual report. The Education Coordinator will facilitate all requests for interviews. Our medical and animal wellness staff members are very busy taking care of the 250 animals in our facility and cannot accept student interviews.
Requests for meetings or interviews should be submitted at least one week in advance. A student’s procrastination on a school project is not an adequate reason for inconveniencing a staff member. We are not able to accommodate drop-in or last minute requests.
Please allow two business days (keeping in mind that the Education Coordinator is off on Sundays and Mondays) for responses to email or phone calls in the event that the Education Coordinator is teaching off-site.
Mrs. Dana Schultz, M. Ed.
The Volunteer Department assists students with senior projects. Please click here for more information.