My name is Davita Fortier. I was born in Washington, DC on November 5, 1965(yes, I'm old!). In fact, my entire family was born there. My parents along with my 2 brothers, and 1 sister moved to New Hampshire when I was 4 years old. I have lived in Amherst, Hollis, Nashua, and Rochester, NH. My entire family lives in Rochester so I am lucky because I get to see my family a lot. In fact, both of my parents volunteer at McClelland School in my classroom.
I attended and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1984. I attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1988. In 1991 I completed my Masters in Elementary Education at UNH. Go Wildcats!
I married my husband, Robert Fortier in 1989. He is also a teacher in Rochester. We have two wonderful children Eric and Marissa who both attend Spaulding High School. I am very busy with my family. Our children are both very involved with sports and other clubs at their school.
My class is the kitty room because I have 3 cats at home. My students always hear stories about my crazy cats, Tucker, Louie, and Lily. I love the take pictures, burns candles,drink a hot cup of tea, read books, and play the piano. I play every Sunday at my church.
I have been teaching at McClelland School since 1989. I have always taught first grade, and will hopefully continue to teach first grade for many more years. I wanted to be a teacher when I was 12 years old and planned all of my schooling with that in mind. I love teaching and working with children and their families.
I like to be involved with activities. I currently help the PTA with the Fall festival and the 100 Book Club. I also run the student council and the jump rope club at McClelland School.
I am the math coach for the staff at McClelland school and I am currently working on becoming trained and certified as a LTRS trainer for the district. It is so exciting to learn new things. I love being a teacher because I always get to learn and teach at the same time. Kids are great and I love being with them!
That's a little bit about me. Have a great day!