Who is Kathleen Fitzpatrick? Third grade teacher 'Ms Fitz' becomes Internet sensation!

Award-winning WBB player Kathleen Fitzpatrick aka Ms Fitz made basket from across the court later awarding her third graders to hot chocolate.


                            Who is Kathleen Fitzpatrick? Third grade teacher 'Ms Fitz' becomes Internet sensation!
Kathleen Fitzpatrick aka Ms Fitz from Holy Trinity School in Georgetown, Washington DC, becomes internet sensation after scoring an impressive full-court basket (Rutgers/Facebook)
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A third-grade teacher from Washington DC has quickly graduated to the status of an Internet sensation after a video posted on her school's Facebook page. Holy Trinity School in Georgetown does not boast of a huge social media following but the video has now been reposted and viewed widely making it go viral since it was first shared on December 20. The religious school is in its last week of school before Christmas break commences. The video was filmed when Kathleen Fitzpatrick's aka Ms Fitz and her third-graders assembled on the ground for a game of basketball and each of them won. Continue reading to know how this became possible.

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In the past few months, unpleasant news involving teachers has made it to the news, and the news about Ms Fitz brings a sense of instant gratification. Speaking of upsetting news discussing poor teacher-student dynamics, a maskless teacher from Texas's Mead Middle School breathed on a student's face and yelled "I don't care" after the latter asked her to move aside to which the teacher responded, "make me." This incident was caught on video which went viral on the Internet. A Hopkins High School teacher was suspended for making shocking comments on Ethan Crumbley. The unnamed teacher remarked in front of his students that Crumbley should have made a "distraction to kill the people that he would need to." 

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Who is Ms Fitz?

Kathleen Fitzpatrick aka Ms Fitz is currently teaching third graders at the Holy Trinity School in Georgetown, Washington DC. She hails from Drexel Hill, Philadelphia. She spent her freshman, junior, and sophomore years at St. Joseph's. Ms Fitz's was seen scoring a miraculous and impressive over-the-head full-court basket in the video. "Ms. Fitz threw a Hail Mary and promised all the 3rd graders hot chocolate if she made the shot. Well, God was looking out for her ...Frigid last week of school, here we come! #ADWCommUNITY #hailmaryshot #hailmary #basketball #hailmaryball" read the school's post. 

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Ms Fitz has been a baller since high school and an outstanding one at that. She led the Notre Dame de Namur team to the PAISAA semifinals as a senior. She was later named as a third- team all-state Class AAA honoree, and was awarded the Markward Basketball Award for Sportsmanship and Outstanding Play. She played for the Rutgers WBB team - the Scarlet Knights - as a redshirt senior where she appeared in 31 contests with 16 starts, averaged 1.7 points, 0.5 assists, and 0.4 points per game." After the video went viral, Ms Fitz has now achieved a huge fanbase and social media is inundated with words of praise for her. "You Rock Ms Fitz," a tweet read. "Love the pose, Ms. Fitz. Please send me the bill," wrote another fan. Former basketball player Rex Chapman wrote, "Teachers deserve a bazillion dollars a year. Also, Ms. Fitz has crazy range…" Another user tweeted, "Can’t stop watching! The pure joy in those screaming voices makes me smile! Go, Ms. Fitz"

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