Mrs. Fortner

Phone: 910-893-4444


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Mrs. Fortner

Hi, I'm Mrs. Fortner and I am the full time School Counselor at SHES!

I grew up in Danville Virginia, where I lived with my Mom and Dad.  Both of my parents were school teachers, so I guess it came naturally for me to get a job in a school.  After High School Graduation, I left home and attended Campbell University to study Exercise Science.  I was convinced that I wanted to be a Physical Therapist.  After my sophomore year, I had the opportunity to travel to South Africa for the summer.  While I was there, working in an orphanage, I decided that I wanted to change my career path and become a Social Worker.  So, I came back to Buies Creek and made the change!  I graduated with my Bachelor of Social Work in 2006.  Right after school, I was fortunate enough to get a job as a Hospice Social Worker.  While working there, I realized that my favorite part of this job was talking to and counseling my patients' loved ones.  So, back to school I went....


In 2013, I graduated from Campbell again with my Master of Arts in Community Counseling.  After graduation, I began working here at SHES, and I love every minute of my job!  The favorite part of my day is getting to see our students' smiling faces!  When I am not at school, I love spending time with my family.  My husband is a High School teacher and we have an amazing son who makes me smile every minute we are together!  


I look forward to getting to know you and your family this year!