My name is Al Fitch. I have been employed by the Stroudsburg Area School District for fifteen years. I have taught first grade for the last fourteen years. In addition, I have had opportunities to work with third and fourth graders during the Intermediate School’s After School Program and Summer Academy. In August, I work with the district’s incoming Kindergarteners to increase their readiness for school. During my time working for Stroudsburg, I have had the opportunity to serve on several committees, including math and language arts curriculum writing and the district’s Accreditation for Growth initiative. My experience has allowed me to work with a diverse population of children, such as special education students, English as a second language students, as well as, students with physical disabilities.