Karen Fitzpatrick is originally from Hazlet, NJ a small suburban town in Monmouth County along the Jersey Shore. In January of 1999 she and her family moved to Allentown, PA. The move gave her the opportunity to go back to school. Sixteen years after receiving her BA in Spanish from Rutgers University, she attended Kutztown and DeSales Universities to obtain her PA Teacher Certification in Spanish, PreK-12. She continued at DeSales to earn her M.Ed. in Technology in Education. She also holds Virginia State Certification and a Certificate in Game Design and Simulation from the University of Harrisburg School of Science and Technology.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick has been teaching at Bethlehem Catholic High School since 2000. She currently teaches Web Design and Microsoft Office 2013 at BECA, and Spanish Culture and Twentieth Century Hispanic Writers through the VHS Collaborative (an online virtual high school centered in Maynard, MA). She is also the Site Coordinator for BECA’s VHS program and the Consortium Director for the Diocese of Allentown’s VHS consortium.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick is actively involved in her school and her community. She is the advisor/moderator for the Code Club, Spanish Club, Students for Life, the Squires’ Circle and the Squire Rose Circle. She is the Teacher Representative for BECA for the Allentown Diocese Lay Teacher Association (ADLTA), a member of the VHS Academic Advisory Board and a member of the Diocesan Technology Committee. Outside of school she volunteers at New Bethany Ministries’ Soup Kitchen and Pantry, Mary’s Shelter, ARC of the Lehigh Valley and is an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at Lehigh Valley Hospital. At her parish, Saint Joseph the Worker, she is a Lector, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist and a member of the Women’s Guild. She is also very active in supporting the Knights of Columbus, of which her husband is a member.