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Angie Fitzgerald, M.Ed.

All Grade Levels Coach

Angie is currently in her 21st year in the field of education.  She received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and later earned her Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Language and Literacy, also from UIUC.

She began her education career teaching at the middle school level before accepting a position with the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as a Clinical Experiences Specialist. In this role, Angie worked closely with undergraduate and graduate level college students in the various teacher programs. Working collaboratively with the students to ensure a successful transition into the classroom, mentoring them when challenges arose, and helping them prepare for the teacher licensure exams were among Angie’s duties. In addition, she has tutored students from elementary through college age during the course of her career. She specializes in coaching students who have executive function difficulties including students diagnosed with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.

Angie discovered that her true passion is teaching in the classroom setting and being “in the trenches” with students is where she feels at home. She chose to return to a teaching position and is currently working as a Support Services Teacher and Case Manager at the high school level.

Angie has a true passion for social/emotional learning and holds certification in Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI). Angie believes that students thrive when they are listened to, accepted, and understood by the adults in their lives. Setting high expectations, holding students accountable, and providing a structured setting that is encouraging and uplifting are a few of Angie’s strengths. In addition, Angie has a very strong interest in working with students to develop and enhance executive functioning skills. She believes that honing these skills helps create the foundation for future life success, and also helps to foster self-confidence and independence.

In her free time, Angie enjoys spending time with her teenage son, family, and friends. You can usually find her working around her home, watching one of her favorite shows on Netflix, or exercising on her treadmill. Angie resides in central Illinois near the University of Illinois (UIUC), home of the Fighting Illini!