Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Colleen Fitzpatrick
Raised as the sixth of nine children in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, my active family pushed my interest and success in competitive athletics and education. After earning an undergraduate business degree from Saint Joseph's University in 1988 I realized my passion was education and began my educational training as a volunteer teacher in San Fidel, New Mexico. Shortly after my volunteer commitment, I pursed my personal passion of education by earning a Masters of Elementary Education Degree at Lehigh University. Additionally I earned a teaching certification from the State of Pennsylvania. Initially I worked in Pennsylvania before joining the Peace Corps. I was placed in The Republic of the Marshall Islands where I worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in 1994. Returning to the states, I continued my work in elementary education. Adventure struck me again and I took a post in Peru, South America to teach international students and pursue my interests of travel and language. My family recently moved to North Carolina to settle and teach.