MSJ Announces Appointment of Mrs. Sarah Fortier As New Principal :
Mount Saint Joseph Academy of Rutland, Vermont is proud to name Mrs. Sarah Fortier as its new Principal. Mrs. Fortier brings a wealth of experience to the position, including having served as the Dean of Students and teacher for Mount Saint Joseph Academy since 2004.
Mrs. Fortier stated: “I have always been drawn to MSJ as it is my Alma Mater and is, and always has been, very near and dear to my heart. As one of my favorite historical figures President John F. Kennedy said, ‘Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are sure to miss the future’. I am honored to say I have accepted the appointment of Principal for Mount Saint Joseph Academy. I am confident that the coming years will be bring our community many opportunities. I look forward to the new school year where our MSJ community will join together in a spirit of faith, support and development of our future students/leaders.”
Msgr. John J. McDermott, Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Burlington, stated, “I am very pleased with Mrs. Fortier appointment because of her proven commitment to the mission of Catholic Schools, the education of students in all areas of life and her love of MSJ. I pray her administration will lead MSJ into a successful future.”
Bartley “BJ” Costello, currently on the Board of Advisors for MSJ and who was also a member of the search committee, was pleased to add that, “Mrs. Fortier, a MSJ graduate, teacher and coach whose family has long been invested in our school, within the context of our catholic traditions and her experience and passion as a leader, will lead MSJ’s parents, staff and students to the highest academic, athletic and social achievements.”
Mrs. Fortier holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in Psychology from Quinnipiac University, a Master’s Degree from The College of Saint Joseph in Education, and post-graduate certification from the College of St. Joseph in Advance Study of Education. Mrs. Fortier was previously the Proctor High School Varsity Soccer Coach. Mrs. Fortier also worked during her college years with America Reads in Hamden CT, where she interacted with inner city New Haven students as a part of the federally funded America Reads program, teaching children; helping children manage their homework and creating a positive influence on their lives. As a teacher, Mrs. Fortier has been honored and humbled to have been the recipient of the 2009, 2011, 2013, “Unsung Hero” Awarded through Saint Michael’s College.
Mrs. Fortier stated, “I have been blessed with three beautiful children, Jack, Carmody and Cash and a wonderful, loving and supportive husband Keith. You will continue to see Coach Fortier and Coach Fortier on the soccer side lines as well as at all the MSJ extra-curricular events as our children are being raised as future Mounties while they currently happily attend Christ the King school in Rutland. My hobbies include soccer, water, skiing, running, researching criminology and reading. I am fortunate enough to be able to include most of these into my professional life.
We welcome Mrs. Fortier as the Principal of Mount Saint Joseph Academy and also invite the Rutland County and area counties to call Mrs. Fortier to learn more about MSJ and how yourchild would benefit from attending the school! MSJ has proudly educated young adults who have had high success in their future! As Mrs. Fortier expressed, we need to look toward the future and our children are the future!
Would you like to host an international student? Contact Mrs. Savage by email or by phone: 802-775-0151.
MSJ SUMMER OPEN HOUSE & COOKOUT ON
Prospective Families Invited to Join the MSJ Community for this Fourth Annual Event
RUTLAND – On , from , Mount Saint Joseph Academy will hold a cookout for all interested students and families at historic Saint Peter's Field, located on River Street in Rutland. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and salads will be served. (Rain date )
MSJ Principal Sarah Fortier, faculty members, coaches, and current families will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, socialize and celebrate summer! If you are a family with a student who will be in 6th grade or above next year, please consider attending. The event will give you the opportunity to see first-hand the community atmosphere that characterizes MSJ. No RSVP is required, but you may call the school at (802) 775-0151 for more details.
While at the Mount, nearly all Mount Saint Joseph Academy students participate in extra-curricular activities, while still taking a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. The MSJ class of 2014 won numerous accolades and received an average of $142,280.50 in college scholarships and awards! The colleges and universities to which Mounties were accepted included West Point, top engineering schools, and nationally renowned Catholic universities.
Located at 127 Convent Avenue in Rutland, Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school specializing in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century. MSJ's tradition of academic excellence in the Rutland region dates back to its founding by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1882. For more information, visit www.msjvermont.org or call (802) 775-0151.