Karey Fitzpatrick has been teaching high school vocal music since 2003. She began as the Choir Director at Francis Howell High School in 2004 and has consistently taught 5 performing choirs including Women’s Chamber Choir, Mixed Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Treble Choir and Chorus. In recent years, she has also taught AP Music Theory, Music Appreciation through Guitar and co-taught Concert Band. She earned a BS in Music Education from Missouri State University in 2002 and a MM in Secondary Vocal Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2010. Under her direction, the choirs have earned consistent 1 ratings at State Music Festival and have performed as featured ensembles at MMEA in 2015 and Carnegie Hall in 2016.
She was the recipient of the esteemed Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017 and was nominated St. Louis Metro 8 District’s Outstanding Director in 2008 by her colleagues. She served as the Metro 8 District Representative for MCDA from 2016-2020 and as the R & S Multi-Cultural Chair from 2004-2007. Additionally, she has sung as a chorus member with St. Louis’ premier a cappella group, St. Louis Chamber Chorus, from 2003-2008. Mrs. Fitzpatrick is an active member of the following professional organizations: MMEA, MCDA, ACDA, NAfME and NEA.
She has 4 beautiful, amazing, exhausting children and a wonderful husband who is also a teacher. She is excited to give back to an organization who has shaped her to be the teacher she is today: one who is always striving to structure a lesson to be more engaging, collaborate with colleagues and parents to provide a memorable experience for students and bring her best every single day.