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 however, I teach computers at all grade levels and math to fourth grade UL students. You will also find me outside in the morning, with the fourth graders.
So...what is my definition of success for myself and my students? Well I like Emerson's short poem below, although there is some dispute about authorship today. Either way I like the sentiments expressed, and seem 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.