My name is Leslie Fitzgerald, and I am thrilled to be returning to UP as a member of the 2nd grade team! I have spent the last several years home with my kids as well as teaching preschool. Previously, I taught Kindergarten,1st, 2nd, and 5th grade. I could not be more excited for the year ahead!
Born in Dallas, I am a Highland Park and Texas A&M University graduate with a degree in education. My husband, Brendon, and I have 4 kids...alI of whom are former or current UP Panthers! (Our dog, Daisy, is our 5th baby!) I spend most of my time outside of the classroom watching my kids' sports, taking kids to numerous activities, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends!
Education has always been a passion of mine, and at a very young age I wanted to become a teacher. Nothing is more rewarding than encouraging, supporting and teaching young minds. I strive to provide a classroom environment allowing each child to feel loved, safe, confident to be themselves and reach his or her potential.
It is going to be a fantastic year!