Paige Fortier

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Paige is a native of Windsor Locks, CT but has found a home in South Hadley, MA since September 2012. Paige graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2016 with a B.A. in Dance and a minor in Mathematics. She completed the undergraduate teacher licensure program, receiving her K-12 initial dance license in Massachusetts. Her teacher candidacy was completed at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School and Amherst Regional High School. During her time as an undergraduate, Paige participated in numerous dance concerts in the Five Colleges as a dancer, choreographer, and artistic director. She also founded, directed, and choreographed MHC's show choir group, Treble Effect. She found her passion in teaching when she was 15 and began teaching young dancers and choreographing children's musicals. She has taught tap and musical theater/jazz in local dance studios and for Performing Arts Programs summer musical theater camps and musical productions. She continued teaching dance while she pursued her MAT. Paige obtained an Initial License in Math (5-8) and additional licenses in English as a second language (5-12) and Moderate Disabilities (5-12).

When she's not in school or teaching, Paige enjoys spending time with loved ones, watching Netflix, eating ice cream, going to concerts with her boyfriend, and singing in the car at the top her lungs with her best friend. Her all-time favorite vacation destination is Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. She has two small dogs, Lily and Madison, and will be living with a roommate in South Hadley during the school year. Paige is excited to extend her time at Mount Holyoke, climb the mountain on Mountain Day, and dance one last time in an MHC Dance Department Concert in March 2017.