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Meet Mr. Fitz

Dan Fitzpatrick is proud of his long history with Catholic education. He attended a Catholic elementary school at “that other Catholic school” in Bellevue. His college choice was Catholic, Seattle University, where he met his wife, Arleen. Dan received both his BA and MA degrees at Seattle U., and his first teaching jobs were at Catholic schools - Assumption School in Seattle and Eastside Catholic High School.
Mr. Fitz, as he likes to be called, began serving at St. Louise in 1988, and is the longest serving principal at the same school of all the 74 other Catholic school administrators in the Seattle Archdiocese.
Continuing his family's Catholic school tradition, Dan and Arleen's daughter, Meghan, graduated from a Catholic elementary school (St. Brendan in Bothell), Catholic high school (Blanchet), and Catholic college (Gonzaga), and their son, Peter, graduated from a Catholic elementary school (St. Brendan), Catholic high school (Blanchet), and Texas Christian University (not Catholic, but pretty darn close).  

Mr. Fitz is well known for wearing crazy ties to school, cheering on Zags basketball and Horned Frogs football, and arriving to school well before the sun rises.
Every Thursday, Dan sends out his Parent Bulletin, where he writes about timely topics concerning education, Catholic schools, and raising kids. You may read them here:

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Making Sense of St. Louise Carpool

This may be a few years old (as evidenced from Mr. Fitz's glasses and hair) but it still does the job of explaining how to drop off your children in the morning and pick them up after school. Thanks, fellow parent Alison Peters, for this video!