Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary Education M.A. School Counseling(k-12)
Mrs. Kristi Fitzgerald
Jambo!! Welcome to BKG Pamoja Preparatory Academy; where Nguzo Saba is a way of life!
My name is Mwalimu Kristi Fitzgerald and I have the honor being the counselor at Pamoja. I have been an educator in St. Louis Public Schools for 23 years. I have taught grades 1-7, and I have a love for black history and creativity. This is my 4th year at Pamoja it is a joy to help my watoto be their best; academically, socially, and emotionally!
Classroom Guidance Lessons: I visit classrooms multiple times throughout the school year. The lessons cover topics like understanding feelings, embracing our culture, problem solving, friendship skills, career exploration, and study skills.
Small Groups: I offer several small groups to watoto who are experiencing similar life situations. Our groups consist of 3-6 watoto. Our current groups are grief, anger management, and social skills.
Individual Counseling: Some watoto benefit from one-on-one counseling. I use Solution Focused Brief Therapy; which is a goal oriented approach.
For The Culture: I'm helping our 8th grade students delve into the history of African-Americans. We begin in Ancient Africa and explore the contributions and experiences of Black and Brown people throughout history.