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MEET KAYLA
Kayla Dornfeld is the 2020 Top Educator of the Year, and the 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year. Kayla is a two-time (2017 and 2018) Global Hundred honoree, recognizing her as 1 of the top 100 innovative educators in the world. The New York Times named her "one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States".

She has 14 years of teaching experience in second and third grade. Kayla holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Dakota. In September 2018, she received the University of North Dakota Sioux Award, the highest honor of achievement offered by her University.

In 2021, she was named the "Youth Volunteer of the Year" by St. Jude Hospital. 

Governor Doug Burgum has recognized Kayla for her contributions to education in North Dakota, and assigned her a chair on North Dakota's Innovative Education Task Force. 

She has been recognized as both an "ISTE Influencer" and "HarperCollins Publishing Influencer". Additionally, in March 2018, she was named 1 of just 30 "All-Star Digital Innovators" in the United States by PBS. Who's Who in America has also awarded Kayla for her contributions to education by publishing her biography.

Kayla frequently travels around the United States and other countries as a featured and keynote speaker. She has delivered hundreds of keynotes, one of note being at Twitter Headquarters. On July 23, 2015 she delivered her first TEDx Talk, Reimagining Classrooms: Students as Leaders and Teachers as Learners

Her work with classroom redesign and flexible seating has become the standard worldwide. She is currently writing a book about classroom learning spaces and flexible seating, titled FlexED: Flexible Seating for Flexible Learners, set to release in 2021. She is also a co-author of the best-selling book Education Write Now, published in December 2017, and 10 Perspectives on Learning in Education, available now on Amazon.


You can connect with Kayla on all social media platforms @topdogteaching, and her student led social media accounts @topdogkids.
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  1. I was browsing the sales on TpT today and noticed your UND mug in your picture! I graduated from UND in 2007! Love the colors on your blog :)

    Abby
    Schoolhouse Talk!

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  2. Awesome! Thanks for visiting and your sweet words! Nice to see another UND alum in the blogging world! :)

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  3. I always love finding another Minnesota blogger! New follower :)
    Sara
    Polka Dot Kinders

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    1. Yay Sara! Thanks for following! :) Nice to meet you!

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  4. Just came across your blog! LOVE the dog theme!!

    I'm new to the blogging world. Check out my blog http://thepawsitivepencil.blogspot.com/
    -Katie

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    1. Welcome to blogging, Katie! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. :)

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  5. Hi Kayla, Its becky from Roseau. I'm trying to e-mail you but can't find your address. I have a question about the TIES conference. Could you e-mail me. Becky_hayden@roseauschool.org thanks!

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    1. Hi friend! You can email me anytime at topdogteaching@gmail.com, or just click the email link at the top of the blog! :)

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