Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Fortner

Elementary Art Teacher

Years of teaching experience:
4 years

Area of expertise:
Autism and Positive reinforcement techniques
Sensory Processing
Fine Arts - 2D and 3D

Educational background:
2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Truman State University
2003 Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture, Truman State University
2003 Minor in Biology, Truman State University
C1 Level Portuguese, Escola das Linguas, Lisbon, Portugal
B2 Level Spanish, Truman State University
Certified in Elementary Education, Grades 1-6
Certified in Art Education, Grades K-12

Why I chose education as my career of choice:
I believe that every student is created with the mind, soul, strength, and body to achieve great
things. Each child is of immeasurable worth and I am honored to be a small part of their
history. I fondly remember the impact that teachers made in my life and now as the adult, I
enjoy every day that I get to give the same experiences to other kids.

Personal Interests:
In my spare time, I enjoy working in my organic garden, building furniture and decorating for
the seasons. I also go with my family into the countryside whenever we can to pick fruit, hike a
trail, go fishing or sled down some crazy hills. I love to experience new cultures and especially
taste new foods that I can cook later at home. My favorite places are usually quiet and