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Dana Plautz, Mrs. P Enterprises

The Professor Garfield Foundation Learning Portal Welcomes

June 27, 2010 - The Professor Garfield Foundation learning portal announced the addition today of to its fun, interactive online environment where children can safely explore, learn and creatively express themselves. The agreement between popular storytelling site and Professor Garfield web site, one of the largest free learning portals on the Internet for grades K-8, was unveiled at the ISTE conference in Denver, Colorado, which is geared to learning and teaching through technology.

“The addition of Mrs. P to our portal seemed a natural,” said Bob Levy, a member of the board of directors for the Professor Garfield Foundation. “We have similar missions to both educate and entertain, with the ultimate goal of helping to instill a love of reading in children.” The Professor Garfield site attracts millions of visitors each month. offers read-along options on its library of free videos, a feature which has proven beneficial to both young readers and ESL students. The site also hosts an annual writing contest and provides a host of games, activity guides and coloring sheets. The site features TV star Kathy Kinney (“The Drew Carey Show”), who portrays Mrs. P and is also one of the creators of the website.

About The Professor Garfield Foundation Professor Garfield Foundation is a collaboration between Ball State University and Paws Inc., the creative studio for Garfield the Cat. The foundation’s mission is to engage and inspire children through innovative interactive learning activities that are educationally sound, allowing children to achieve their full potential. Many school districts and parents find the content on the site to be an outstanding source of supplemental academic curricula. All of the content on the site is available at no charge.

About Mrs. P Enterprises, LLC.

Mrs. P Enterprises, LLC, was founded in 2008 by Hollywood team Clay Graham, Kathy Kinney and Dana Plautz. After having built successful careers in television and New Media, the three creators of were brought together by a love of reading and a desire to help spark that same passion in young people everywhere. The company endeavors to expose young people to great books and stories through a celebrity storyteller and to spark their imaginations and creativity with on-line games and writing contests. Its production offices are located in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California.