Staff Spotlight


In this edition of our Staff Spotlight, we feature Israel Smith, the dedicated School Culture and Climate Ambassador at Fortuna Middle School. Initially, Israel joined our district at Walker Elementary School as a SCIA (1:1 Aide), he now serves at Fortuna Middle School, where his efforts have had a significant impact! Israel's commitment to fostering a positive environment for students is evident in everything he does. When asked about his role, he adds that he loves being a positive influence on students and that he wants each of the children he works with to know they are capable of great things, and he will always offer support.

- Israel Smith


In our Staff Spotlight, we are proud to feature Jana Reveles, the GATE Teacher/Librarian at Fortuna Middle School. With 23 years of teaching experience and 22 of those years within the Fortuna Elementary School District, Jana's educational background is extensive. She holds an Associate degree in Horticulture, a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and a Master's degree in Library Science, alongside multiple subject and Teacher Librarian credentials. Currently, she teaches GATE, ELA, and Literacy courses in addition to managing the library. Her passion for her work is evident, particularly in her love for matching students with the perfect book, aiming to foster lifelong readers.

- Jana Reveles