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Here you will find an assortment of information and materials for my English II and Creative Writing classes.
"Truth is stranger than fiction." ~Mark Twain
"Art is the lie that tells the truth." ~Pablo Picasso
ABOUT MS. FITZGERALD
I received my undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill with a major in English and a minor in Creative Writing. I then attended Wake Forest University and received a graduate degree in English Education.I thrive on words. They are my life and the way that I make sense of the world.
MY SCHEDULE AT RJR
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Where can I find you?
You can usually find me in Room 214. If I'm not there, chances are I'm in the 2nd Floor Workroom.
2. Why did you become a teacher?
I became a teacher because I have lots of faith in the ability of young people and I want to do whatever I can to foster that ability. I love to learn, and I often feel as though I learn from my students as much as they learn from me. I also love words, and I want to spread that love to others so that they, like me, can use words to understand themselves and their world.
3. Where did you get that outfit?
Probably at MegaThrift .
4. Why is your haircut uneven?
My cousin is a hair designer at Ego Hour. I was a hair model for her about a year or so ago at a session where a highly-commended hair stylist was promoting poofy short afro-like haircuts as chic and oh-so-in. She came up to me and snipped off one side of my hair without even consulting me first. When she walked away to work with someone else, my cousin gazed upon her handiwork and said, "I'd hate to ruin those amazing curls. Let's just leave the other side how it is." Hence the spiral-staircase haircut was born.
5. What's that lizard thing at the back of your classroom?
He's a leopard gecko, and his name is Lloyd (after Lloyd Dobler, John Cusack's character in Say Anything). I feed him almost every day right after school, so if you're interested in watching a gecko pounce on crickets, I invite you to come by.
6. Can I join Creative Writing club?
Yes. The club is always open to new members. Our meetings happen mostly every other Thursday from 4-5pm in Room 214. Pay attention to the announcements to find out when our next meeting will occur. If you have writing to share, please come by all means.
7. Where do I submit writing for Copy Write Literary Magazine?
This year the literary magazine will be run by the Creative Writing Club, so it may be a little different from last year. Pay attention to the announcements to find out when and how to submit your work.
8. What are some other ways to contact you?