Green Festival Speakers
Paul Fitzgerald is a Mechanic at Working Bikes, where he teaches classes, coordinates the volunteer program, and assists cyclists through storefront’s Service & Repair Shop. Born on the South side of Chicago, he has been an educator for many years. His ability to use common-place analogy combined with his simple to perform bicycle repair steps, equip students with confidence to take the tools into their own hands. His days as a youth coordinator for Chicago Freedom School, After School Matters and as Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator for Children’s Home + Aid at Lowell Elementary in Humboldt Park have provided him with methods of adapting materials to his audience that encourage learning.