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Mrs. Kathy FitzGerald

My philosophy for teaching is very simple: “Children don’t care what you know, until they know that you care.” I find that knowing and caring about each of my students is the best way for me to reach them with what I want to share.

I have been teaching for over 25 years. I began teaching in Palo Alto schools, took 10 years off to raise my three children; and then returned to teach at Montclaire where they attended. I have been teaching at Montclaire since 2002. I have a multiple subjects, credential, a resource specialist credential, and a credential and masters in learning handicaps. And I LOVE second grade!

I have been happily married for over 30 years and have 3 wonderful children: Ryan , Kailyn , and Colleen all Montclaire alumni. My husband and I met at Cal as undergrads and are avid Cal fans! We are active in our church, love traveling, tide pooling, entertaining, and being with our children.

My classroom door is always open if you would like to stop by.


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