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-Kathy Backes

picnicing at the Eiffel Tower

Bonjour! My name is Kathy Backes and I am a junior at Valdosta State University. I am in the midst of my journey as an Early Childhood Education Major. I have always loved school and yearned to be a teacher all of my life.  In addition to working with children, I also love watching old movies, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family.
Gabriella                       Tullieries Pond
I was born in Baton Rouge, La on June 4, 1984. My family moved to Valdosta, Ga when I was eight. I attended Lowndes High School where I was involved in cheerleading, Teacher's Youth Apprenticehip, and various other clubs.  I currently work for the YMCA as counselor for Prime Time, while attending VSU.

Shopping                                 Louvre 
I have a very close family. We love to do things together like going to LSU football games, church, the beach, and the mountains. I am the middle child, between two sisters. My parents both work for VSU. My dad is the Acting Department Head in the department of Adult and Career Education, and my mom is an Assistant Professor in the department of Special Eduacation and Communication Disorders. My older sister, Michelle also attends VSU and is getting married on May 22, 2004 to Trent Parkerson. I am her Maid-of-Honor. My younger sister, Emily is in the 7th grade at Lowndes Middle School. For the past five years, I have been dating an amazing guy, Philip Brown. He graduated in May 2003 from VSU and now teaches 7th grade Math at Camden Middle School.

     Notre Dame                           Sacra Cur

This summer I studied in Paris, France for five weeks. It was an amazing experience that gave me the chance to see so many magnificent sites. My favorite thing to do in Paris was to walk along the Seine River and gaze up at the Eiffel Tower. While in Europe I was able to visit other beautiful places like Geneve, Switzerland; Nice, France; and Brugge, Belgium. Someday I hope to go back and visit Italy.

bridge at notredame
Student Resources

Teacher Resources
outside louvre
Paint Picture Story

Paint Lesson Plan
street scene
Electronic Reading File

artist at Sacra Cur
TopicQuest Lesson Plan


Inside Louvre

outside louvre

Eiffel Tower