Teacher - After School

Fatima is one of Fortress’s newest teachers, having started in August 2018. She specifically works with kinder and first grade but never hesitates to help the rest of the children! Her duties are to bring her class from school to Fortress and follow our schedule, from snack to centers to homework and Bible study. She is also one of our bilingual employees and does an awesome job translating for our Spanish speaking parents and guardians.

She previously worked at a Head Start facility, but wanted to transition to something different. Thanks to her cousin Gabby, one of our preschool teachers, Fatima was told about Fortress and applied. She loves the fact that Fortress is a non-profit organization, and she admires Fortress’s commitment to helping children and their families with their needs. One of her favorite moments at Fortress so far was making bird feeders with the children which the really enjoyed. She hopes to create many more wonderful memories as the days go by.

On June 9th, she was welcomed into motherhood with the birth of her daughter, Nayely Sarai. During her free time, Fatima loves to spend time with family. She also loves to go shopping, and hopes to begin college soon. Her favorite colors are rose gold and dusty rose. If you ever need a friend or someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to stop by her classroom! She is always there to help.