TJ-Fitzgerald

Katie Fitzgerald
email:
katie_fitzgerald@dpsk12.org
Phone: 720-423-7100

Bachelors Degree: Bachelors of Arts in Astronomy Minor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
Graduated: May 2012

ENDORSEMENTS: Colorado Dept. Education
• Initial Teacher License
• Highly Qualified in Mathematics

Summer Homework:

Math 3

Honors Pre-Calc

Life Before Thomas Jefferson High School

I think of it less as life BEFORE TJHS but life between TJHS.  I am actually a TJHS graduate.  Go Spartans!  I attended TJ all 4 years, played Varsity Soccer (back with Coach Poole), was in the band, did Balarat, and graduated Salutatorian in May of 2008.  Following that I attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and received my degree in Astronomy.  I actually worked for a year on the MAVEN Spacecraft which is currently orbiting Mars while I was there.  I found,  however, that writing computer code for spacecraft was not really for me.  I wanted to do more and so I went into education.

I started in education at Grant Beacon Middle School for two years.  From there I went on to teach Algebra/Math 1 at Abraham Lincoln High School.  I was at Lincoln for 3 years which was a wonderful experience of growth.  However, I always wanted to return to my Alma Mater and so I have returned.

Outside of school I am an Irish Dancer.  Yes, like Riverdance only harder and more sparkly.  I spend most of my free time training for dance, or worrying about dance, or teaching dance to young beginners.  I recently returned from the World Championships which was held in Scotland back in March.  Don’t ask how I did (let’s just say I wasn’t first) but it was a wonderful experience that I was honored to have been invited.