|PHS assistant principal is finalist for national award|
|Monday, April 6, 2020|
Pattonville High School assistant principal Dr. Jon Fitzgerald is one of three finalists for National Assistant Principal of the Year. Each year, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) recognizes outstanding middle level and high school assistant principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students. These assistant principals are acknowledged by their peers for the exemplary contributions they have made to the profession.
Fitzgerald is most proud of the career readiness initiatives and programs that Pattonville High School has built over the past seven years. The school created four-year pathways in computer science, engineering, biomedical science, nursing, fashion and interior design, education and teaching, and culinary arts, in addition to traditional core academic offerings. Among these endeavors was also the development of a nursing simulation lab to ensure that the certified nursing assistant (CNA) students have the ability to train extensively prior to going out and doing their clinical work. These pathways allow students to gain a great depth of experience in their chosen areas of interest. Fitzgerald listens to teachers and students, supports their ideas, and works with them to ensure that they have agency and are able to develop upon their ideas to completion.
Dr. Jon Fitzgerald