Guide dog retires after decade serving Lafayette teacher

Guide dog retires after decade serving Lafayette teacher

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After seven years of dedicated work, Nacho, a  9-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever, is retiring.

Nacho has served as a guide dog for 2015 Indiana Teacher of the Year winner, Kathy Nimmer.

Nimmer, diagnosed as a child with a degenerative eye disease, was recently recognized for her 30 years of teaching, most of which she spent at Harrison High School in her English classroom.

Even though Nacho is retiring, Nimmer still has future plans with TSC.

“Now, I am the director of a new program that TSC rolled out this year called SEEDS,” Nimmer said. “…It’s a program to help new teachers support new teachers so that they have a good beginning to their career.”

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