School Visits


My programs can be geared for preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, or adult sessions.

I’m a certified K-6 teacher and a reading specialist.

Fees vary based on location and presentation specifics. Please contact me for more information.

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“Kate Dopirak’s author visit will remain one of the highlights of our year!  Her genuine affection towards children and her love of writing is contagious.  The great deal of thought and flexibility she put into her presentation did not go unnoticed. She left my class feeling engaged and inspired. I now have students wanting to be writers when they grow up and are choosing to write poems and stories during recess over playing board games!  Weeks later, my students still talk about Kate and the impact she made on them. Thank you for being such an inspiration!”
Samantha Garrity, Third Grade Teacher

“Kate Dopirak’s author visit in our primary grades was outstanding.  Her enthusiasm for the craft of writing was contagious.  Kate’s presentation was organized, thorough, effective and engaging.  The students were extremely motivated to write and did an amazing job using the mentor text she provided.”
Mary Anne Librich, First Grade Teacher

“We had the pleasure of having Kate Dopirak visit our school for a full day. She did a wonderful job of keeping our students engaged throughout her presentation. The children were able to go through the writing process with her and got to see how important it is to not give up. It was obvious that Kate is a former teacher from her positive rapport with the children and her ability to speak with them so that they could understand. Everyone (teachers included) not only enjoyed her visit, but learned too! We would love to have her back!”
Tracey Jones, Librarian

“My daughter really enjoyed Kate Dopirak’s visit to her school. Kate brings both her sunny personality and love of books and really gets the kids’ creative juices flowing. The feedback she gave my daughter was positive and encouraging and had her racing home to work on a new story that afternoon.”
Cindy Best, parent of a 1st grade student.