James Fitzgerald began teaching social studies at Chicago’s Hubbard High School in 1966. Going on 50 years later, “Fitz” is still on the job teaching law and coaching the mock trial team, reports WGN-TV.
I can’t get WGN’s video to embed properly, so here’s a Chicago Public Schools “teacher feature.”
It includes a former student, who had a baby in her senior year. Fitz, who left home after his father’s death in eighth grade and relied on a coach’s help, said he’d always be there for her. She now teaches social studies at Hubbard. When Fitz can’t teach any more, he plans to turn over his law program to her.