Hello My Name Is...
My name is Misty Fitzpatrick and I teach 4th and 5th grade at McDowell
Elementary. I have many fond memories of McDowell Elementary as both
a teacher and a student. I graduated from McDowell High School in 1992,
being the next to the last high school graduating class. I went on to
graduate from Alice Lloyd College in 1996 with a bachelors of arts
degree in early elementary education, with an emphasis on fine arts and
humanities. During my teaching career I continued my education at
Morehead State University obtaining a Master's Degree and Rank 1 in
elementary guidance counseling.
I have been teaching for eighteen years and I really enjoy working with
children of all ages. I taught one year at W.D. Osborne Elementary and
the rest has been spent at McDowell. During my career as a teacher I
have served as an academic coach, future problem solving coach, writing
cluster leader, and after school tutor. Currently I work with students
in the area of reading.
This school year is going to be an exciting one! We (myself included)
are going to learn many new things in class. Parents are the most
important people in a child’s life, and we need to work together for the
benefit of your child. I need you to support my academic, homework, and
discipline efforts here at school. In return, I will keep you informed
about all aspects of your child’s experiences at school. With school and
home working together, I know that each and every student can have his
or her most successful school year yet! I’m looking forward to meeting
you personally at open houses or anytime you would like to discuss your
child. I take the responsibility of caring and educating your child very
Welcome to 4th and 5th grade where our motto is YES WE CAN DO THIS!