Ms. Fitzgerald

Phone: 925-473-2380 x5401


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in English Single Subject Credential Masters of Arts in Teaching Leadership

Ms. Fitzgerald

UPDATE April 19, 2020

Hello Families! I hope you are all happy and healthy. I have finally gotten around to reading some books that have been on my bookshelf for a while. Starting today, through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year, we will be using Google Classroom. Please take a look at the following directions and resources to help you sign in to our class.

  1. Login to Google Classroom through your Clever account. It is very important  that you login through Clever so that it sends you to the district Google Classroom. Here are some sources on how to login:

      2. Join my Google Classroom by using the code:

                     ELA 7= 5mmx36w

                     ELA 8= qvfp46b

Assignments for each week will be posted Sunday evening. There are 3-4 assignments each week with materials, resources, and videos. All assignments for the week are due by Friday at 11:59 PM.



Monday-Friday 9-12


Remind: @msfitzela7 or @msfitzela8


Google Voice Phone number: 925-272-2576 


Students also remember that you can reach out to Ms. D'Angelica (Puccio) and Ms. Gellepes Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm if you need additional support.





UPDATE March 16, 2020

Hello there!

I hope you and your family are doing well.  Thank you for your patience during this new time and as we navigate unchartered territory. I hope you all enjoy your time together, learn new life skills, and rest. I  have created assignments for you to complete outside of the classroom and look forward to reading your responses online.

7TH GRADE ELA: Access the reading and assignments via the following link:

8TH GRADE ELA: Access the reading and assignments via the following link:



Monday-Friday 9am-12pm


Remind: chat features (SEE BELOW FOR REMIND CODES)


Stay safe and enjoy the time with your loved ones,

Ms. Fitz







Hello! My name is Kara Fitzgerald and I am a Language Arts teacher at Hillview Junior High School. I love being involved in activities around campus.

I graduated Saint Mary's College of California with my BA in English with an emphasis in Education in 2010. I loved the inclusive community and educational practices so much that I attended Saint Mary's College again to earn my Single Subject Teaching Credential and my Masters of Arts in Teaching Leadership.

I have been teaching at Hillview for 8 years and love it more and more each year! When I am not on campus or preparing lessons, I enjoy my time with my family. I enjoy cooking, reading, and trying new adventures that take me out of my comfort zone.

To receive Remind messages, text:

@msfitzela7 to 81010 for ELA7 messages

@msfitzela8 to 81010 for ELA8 messages