Executive Director, Educate Texas
A former school board member, chamber of commerce executive, middle school teacher and coach, John Fitzpatrick serves as the Executive Director of Educate Texas (formerly Texas High School Project). A unique public-private initiative, Educate Texas is dedicated to all Texas students graduating high school college ready, career ready and life ready. Before taking the helm at Educate Texas, Mr. Fitzpatrick served as Executive Director of the Capital Area Training Foundation, now Skillpoint Alliance and a non-profit organization working to build relationships between industry, education, and communities to benefit Central Texans. Mr. Fitzpatrick received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.