Department

Social Studies/Religion

Bio

BA, Political Science, Siena College
M. Ed., Marist College
Archdiocese of New York:  Level II Certified Catechist

Mr. Fitzsimmons is excited to be back for his eighth year of teaching, his seventh at Our Lady of Lourdes. He has taught numerous courses in the Social Studies and Theology departments, and this year he is teaching Global History II, Economics, College Sociology, and Church History. He enjoys teaching about the rich history of the world, making connections between the past and the present, facilitating his students’ development in “thinking like a historian,” and helping them in their journey of becoming problem solvers.

“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

“Act as if everything depended on you; trust as if everything depended on God.” – St. Ignatius of Loyola

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” – Matthew 5: 9