Jeter & Deb Spera-
School Psychologist, Lyme Consolidated School
Jeter and his mom, Deb Spera, are one of the newest Project Paws Facility Teams in the Lyme- Old Lyme schools. While HER namesake was given based on the Hall of Fame shortstop for the New York Yankees, Jeter the Schnoodle (Schnauzer/Poodle) has become an all-star at the Lyme Consolidated School. And yes, Jeter is a female dog.
Jeter and Mrs. Spera can be found daily in the classrooms bringing joy to students and staff and privately with students in the school psychologist's office. Although Jeter is the smallest Project Paws canine weighing in at 9.8 pounds, she shows an enormous amount of love to the students and staff on a daily basis. Jeter’s All-Star versatility ranges from the laps of staff members or students to the large crowds that pet her endlessly with her hypoallergenic hair. Jeter really knows how to hit a home run when a student is having a difficult day. Her calm, loving demeanor can turn any frown upside down. Although she may look like a puppy, Jeter is a veteran in the clubhouse at the age of 12 with puppy-like energy at times. She loves to play with her siblings, Rocco and Nico, and her newest doggy companion, Yogi (4 months old), who is in the minor league system waiting to join the Project Paws team in a few years.