Stefanie Jackson Fortney
Subject or Grade: Honors English 2 & AVID 11 and 12
Honors English 2: Critical reading and writing along with literary analysis to prepare for AP level courses.
AVID: Advancement via Individual Determination-4 year college preparation and life skills
I am originally from Upstate New York, but I have been in Arizona for 22 years.
I am an original Jag (15 years!) and take great pride in Desert Ridge High School. This is my 20th year of teaching, and my 17th year with the district. I love inspiring kids to enjoy reading and I also enjoy helping them discover their path to success.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and I travel as much as possible! I been lucky enough to visit amazing cities all over the world, and I try to inspire my kids to find new adventures and to meet new people as often as possible. Carpe Diem!!!
I have a bachelor's degree in K-12 Education from SUNY Plattsburgh, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling.