Angie Fitzgerald, M.Ed.
High School Academic Coach
Angie has worked in the field of Education for 18 years. 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.
Angie spent the early years of her teaching career at the elementary level, working primarily with upper elementary aged students. She then went on to teach at the middle school level, where she spent several years before accepting a position with the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as a Clinical Experiences Specialist, overseeing the clinical experiences of pre-service teachers. Angie discovered that her true passion is teaching in the classroom setting, and she chose to return to a teaching position. She is currently working as a Support Services Teacher at the high school level. Angie also served as Director for a summer day camp designed for teens (Ages 13-21) with disabilities for several summers. In this role, she oversaw the daily programming for the campers, managed staff, and maintained the camp budget.
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 to her passion for social/emotional learning, Angie also has a very strong interest in working with students to develop and enhance executive functioning skills. She believes that honing these skills help create the foundation for future life success, and also help to foster self-confidence and independence.
In her free time, you can find Angie spending time with family and friends, watching her teenage son’s golf meets, exercising, and working around her home. Angie lives in Illinois, just outside of Champaign-Urbana, home of the University of Illinois (UIUC) and the Fighting Illini!