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Kathy Doering

English, Junior High Administrator



English 7
English 8
English 9
English 10


Mrs. Doering has been on staff at Hillcrest since 1994.  She and her husband Steve (HLA math instructor) moved here from Preston, MN, where she had been teaching English grades 7 and 8 at Fillmore Central Middle School.  She was raised in Lansing, IA, a small town located in the northeast corner of Iowa along the Mississippi River.  Mrs. Doering attended Winona State University in Winona, MN where she received her BS of Teaching in English Education with a writing emphasis and a music minor.  She met Steve there (in band), and they were married in 1993.  They have two sons, Brandon and Nathan, both graduates of HLA and currently attending NDSU.

Kathy spent 12 years in both the 132nd (Madison, WI) and the 188th (Fargo, ND) Army National Guard Bands. She attended Basic Training at Ft. Dix, NJ, and enjoyed lots of traveling experiences in the military including Australia, Hawaii, Virginia, and New Orleans, to name a few!

Mrs. Doering has had the opportunity to be a part of many departments while at Hillcrest.  She has been Knowledge Bowl coach, choir accompanist, librarian, guidance counselor, office/registrar assistant, and has taught Speech, Creative Writing, and English as a Second Language.  Mrs. Doering’s current position is Junior High Administrator and English Teacher for grades 7, 8, 9, and 10.

Kathy’s family attends Good Shepherd Lutheran Brethren Church here in Fergus Falls.  As a family, they enjoy camping, biking, hiking, games, and music, among many other activities.  Kathy especially enjoys reading, playing piano and flute, crocheting, and scrapbooking.