2019-2020 Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Deanne W. Fitzgerald



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Mrs. Deanne W. Fitzgerald

Mrs. Fitzgerald is the physical education teacher at Rockford Elementary School.

“Two themes that exemplify Mrs. Fitzgerald’s teaching philosophy are ‘spread kindness’ and ‘always try your best’.  Mrs. Fitzgerald believes it is her job to ensure students throw kindness around like confetti and assist one another with their learning,” shared Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Jill Reinhardt.

Surry County Board Chairperson, Dr. Terri E. Mosley stated, “Mrs. Fitzgerald believes it is her responsibility to assist students in finding their gifts, setting goals, and taking the appropriate steps to reach and surpass their goals.  She believes her role is to help students feel safe so they will take chances, try something new, and push their limits.”