A Walk Through The Woods of Education
  Designed by Erika Faulkner 

deer in the woods

My name is Erika Faulkner and I am a student at Valdosta State University. I am a junior in the Early Childhood Education program. I'm originally from Atlanta, Georgia, or more specifically Fayetteville, Georgia, but came to a smaller area for my college career ( I like big city convenience , not big city living). After my graduation and teacher certification I hope to either join the Peace Corps, do some short term mission work, or return to my home in Atlanta for my first year teaching. I want to stay flexible and keep my options for the future open.Who knows where I will be next Thursday, much less in a couple of years. I will be happy as long as it has something to do with education.
me hiking in the woods
me smelling flowers

  I have a variety of interest and am usually always up to something; however, I do enjoy large periods of rest as well. I love making and creating things, and usually I always have some sort of art activity cluttering up my apartment. I paint and bake, normally banana nut bread, when I am angry; however, usually I am a very happy type person. I greatly enjoy learning, which is one of the reasons I want to teach. With a love for learning, if you come and visit me, your likely to find my sewing machine on the kitchen table since I am learning to quilt. History , Discovery, Travel, and The Learning Channels are just about the only stations I watch, along with Food Network and Home and Garden Television.

I must confess I am a bit of a history nut and have been involved with Civil War reenacting, and I have even worked at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. Also, I have a love for adventures. Adventures that are small or large in nature or take me near and far are always welcome. Whether the World of Coke in Atlanta or my dream of one day going to New Zealand.

renfest outfit
world of coke
cival war re-enactment

For a little more knowledge about me I am a member of Crosspointe Church in Valdosta. I have been involved with crosspointe since I started college my freshman year. It is a wonderful place where I am involved in a lifegroup and also co-lead one for college age young ladies. A lifegroup is Crosspointe's version of Sunday school and a Bible study that is more flexible to the busy, modern lifestyle, and so much more. When at home, I am also involved with church and recently started attending Jonesboro Church of God with my Aunt and Uncle. I believe it is important for me to be steeped in who God is wherever I am at. My relationship with God is a very important part of my life, which I am open and honest about with others.
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.
Walt Whitman
US poet (1819 - 1892)

a tree with snow on it
Student Resources
green forest
Ways I Can Integrate Technology
dirt road through woods
LiveText Portfolio
wood bridge
eBook Website
trees and fence
eBook Lesson Plan 1
wooded area
eBook Lesson Plan 2
meadow with wildflowers and a tree
eBook Activity
stream surrounded by brush and trees
My Teacher Pageflakes
a road going through a forest in fall
Future Web Page

E-Mail Me
looking up the trunk of a tree in the fall