Katie DorrKatie Dorr is a middle school teacher in the Ferndale School District in Washington State. With a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and a Bachelor of Education Degree from Western Washington University, Katie teaches Integrated Studies and is a Digital Technology Specialist who provides professional development and support for the school district. As part of a Project Red initiative, she was instrumental in supporting a 1-1 initiative at the middle school level in Ferndale.

For the past few years, her experience in the classroom has been shared through a variety of venues. She has presented at NCCE conferences, was accepted as a presenter this fall at the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) in Nashville with a focus on using technology to enhance literacy and critical thinking, and is a co-presenter at the National Social Studies Conference in Boston for a session on creating an environment of empathy in the classroom. Katie has delivered professional development for Microsoft and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator. As part of the Teaching with Primary Sources team for NCCE, Katie delivers Library of Congress content to teachers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana each summer.

Her classroom efforts were additionally recognized when her proposal was accepted to the week-long Gilder-Lehrman Institute at the University of Virginia this summer. As one of 30 educators throughout the United States, Katie will be studying The American Civil War: Origins and Consequences.   This opportunity follows a recent acceptance at a Library of Congress summer seminar to study in Washington, D.C.

When she is not teaching and leading professional development, Katie enjoys spending time with her son, Logan, and is his second-grade soccer coach. She is a runner and enjoys anything having to do with the outdoors.