Campbell Elementary School
My name is Mr. Fitzgibbon, but you may know me better as Mr. Thanksgiving, which is what many of the students call me!
Funny names aside, I teach Computer Science and UL Math to fourth grade students. I will also be teaching Gifted & Talented this year, to third and fourth grade students.
So...what is my definition of success for myself and my students? Well I like Emerson's short poem below, and it seems, to me, to describe the life of a good teacher.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by
A healthy child, a garden patch or
A redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier
Because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me, and I will do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible.