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Mrs. Theresa FitzMaurice

ELL

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I am a lifelong learner, and I have continued my education throughout my 30-year teaching career.  After receiving a BA in Psychology and a Multiple Subject teaching credential, I began teaching at St. Joseph Catholic School in Placentia, a school I attended as a child.  I continued my teaching career at Mission Parish School in San Juan Capistrano where I taught a variety of grade levels.  I continued my education and received an MS in Education with a concentration in Reading, and began working as an Adjunct Professor of Reading, and a Reading Instructor in the Academic Reading Center at Saddleback College.  I especially enjoyed working with students who were learning English as a second language, so I continued my education once again and received a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.  After spending 15 years teaching Reading and ESL at the community college level, I returned to my roots as a Catholic School Teacher and began teaching English Language Learners (ELL).  I am so happy to be part of the wonderful community and family here at St. Catherine’s Academy, the very best school for boys!

I enjoy working with students, sharing my Catholic faith, and sharing my passion for reading, writing, and learning.  My interests outside of school, include gardening, yoga, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Expertise areas:  Reading, Writing, English

Year started:  2017

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, and Master of Science, Education with a concentration in Reading, California State University Fullerton; California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential; Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate, University of California, Irvine.

Experience:  St. Joseph Catholic School, Placentia (1987-88); Mission Parish School, San Juan Capistrano (1988-1992, 1994-1999, 2008-2010); Saddleback College (1999-2017).