Larue Fitch graduated from Saint Xavier University with a BS in Elementary Education and received his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Chicago State University. His passion for education was supported through a strong foundation of advocating for diversity and ensuring all students are successful. Beginning his educational journey as an elementary school teacher he continued to plant the seed of purpose and passion. For seven years, he worked with students in grades 4 through 8, teaching science, literacy, and math. During his time in the classroom, he was fortunate to develop relationships with students while providing a safe environment, which fostered growth and academic development. As the years progressed, leadership opportunities began to open within his school, and he became the Science Lead Teacher. One of the most rewarding aspects of this role was the ability to work with his peers. This one experience sparked his desire to seek additional leadership opportunities. Seven years later, he entered the role of Assistant Principal and Resident Principal in Chicago Public Schools. Currently, Mr. Fitch is serving as an educator for Chicago Public Schools. He is also pursuing his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Chicago State University. While embarking on this journey, he’s a member of Chicago Public Schools Transformative Teaching Cohort, Teach Plus, and Democratic Classrooms.