Relax Into Learning
Designed by Kate Doerfler

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Hi! My name is Kate Doerfler. I am a junior at Valdosta State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. I love working with children and cannot wait to start my career in teaching. I decided at a very young age that teaching is what I want to do with my life and persisted to volunteer to tutor and work as a teacher apprentice throughout high school. I would like to teach children around k-3.

Snow Covered Pond

I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but moved to Georgia when I was a junior in high school. I miss having all the snow and I miss being able to go to Kennywood, and the Pittsburgh Zoo.
ocean shore  Sunset over the beach
It was difficult at first to learn all the different words used in the south, and to remember not to talk in Pittsburghese. I still follow the Pittsburgh Steelers as much as I can. Some things I like to do in my free time are: reading, putting together puzzles, playing certain video and computer games, and arts and crafts. Right now I am really into reading Barbara Delinsky, and Nicholas Sparks.
Underwater picture
I also love to travel. I have been to some really amazing and beautiful places like, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Belize, and Roatan. In the United States my favorite place so far was the Grand Canyon. I would love to be able to go to Australia some day.

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Student Resources
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Ways I Can Integrate Technology
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LiveText Portfolio
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E-Book Website
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E-Book Lesson Plan 1
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E-Book Lesson Plan 2
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E-Book Activity
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My Teacher Pageflakes
Snow covered mountain
Future Web Page


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kedoerfler@valdosta.edu