Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Fortier


Sophie Poveda-M'Bale and Karissa Yeskis

Ms. Fortier

  • In her free time she likes… working out, spending time with friends and family, and trying new things.
  • Before Briar Woods she… worked in Harrisonburg to complete requirements, went to JMU for college and got her masters degree.
  • Her favorite subject in school was… Learning English because there is no right or wrong answers and people can express themselves where in other classes you can’t
  • She is from… Loudon County.
  • She grew up in… grew up in the Cascades area, Loudoun County grad.
  • Pets : Lost a cat in college and recently lost a dog, she wants a black lab and loves pets.
  • Siblings : Older brother who is a protector type, they have a great brother sister bond.
  • She went to college at… James Madison University.
  • She wanted to be a teacher because… when she was younger she would practice teaching and has loved teaching for a long time, and a high school teacher influenced her to become a high school teacher.
  • If she had to teach another subject she would teach… math because sometimes it is nice to have a right answer and to know that what you are saying is right.