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John Fitzpatrick

Educate Texas
Executive Director

John Fitzpatrick is the Executive Director of Educate Texas and has an extensive history working with education. Before taking the helm at Educate Texas, Fitzpatrick served as Executive Director of the Capital Area Training Foundation, now Skillpoint Alliance, where he worked to build relationships between the business sector, educational interest groups, and community partners for the benefit of Central Texans. 

Concurrently, he held the position of Vice-President for Education and Workforce Development for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and also served as an elected member of the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees. He spent four years on Capitol Hill where he worked on education and workforce development policies for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. 

Fitzpatrick first began his career in education as a middle school teacher and coach. He received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas-Austin.