Throughout this series, we will be introducing new staff that recently joined the Viking family as of this year. Helping students get to know those around the building and through the screens. Photo Courtesy of: Brittany Fuqua

Brittany Fuqua is a first year teacher at Everett and in general. Originally from Adrian, Michigan she has also lived in Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee. Fuqua teaches English for ninth and eleventh graders, as well as a Graphic Novel class. Her classroom is 302, but due to COVID she’s never actually taught there.

“Graphic Novel was a last minute class to pick up but I’m telling you I love it, it’s great,” said Fuqua.

Growing up, Fuqua had a varied school experience from being home schooled for seven and a half years, to private and public school. 

Graduating from Eastern Michigan University, majoring in English and minoring in Psychology, Fuqua said she has always known her career path of becoming a teacher since junior year of high school.

“I really loved my college and the teachers. The people that worked there, nine out of ten times they are the hardest working people I’ve come across,” said Fuqua.

Fuqua graduated in April and got the job in June of 2020. Due to the pandemic, she wasn’t able to walk across the stage, which would have been something special to her since she’s a first generation graduating student in her family. 

Favorite books of hers include “Wuthering Heights,” “Mr Loverman,” and “Jane Eyre.” 

Although she’s into Victorian Literature, she enjoys listening to every genre of music but Jazz. When living in previous states, she listened to lots of country but is currently into heavy metal and alternative rock. Her favorite artists are Eminem, Tupac, Biggie, Falling in Reverse and Taylor Momsen.

“People wouldn’t expect it because I look like the Average Joe lady who listens to classical music. So I read Victorian Literature and listen to heavy metal,” said Fuqua.

During her free time, she loves swimming, reading, sleeping, binge watching TV, and reading Webtoons. She loves watching Anime like “Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Bleach,” and “Naruto.” She’s having an Anime unit next semester in her Graphic Novel class where students will watch tons of it.

“Anything from Studio Ghibli is gold. I love “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Spirited Away,” said Fuqua.

Fuqua loves her students and has a strong passion for teaching future generations. She said she is very understanding of her students’ situations and can get along with just about anybody. 

Fuqua has dad jokes for days and is cheesy but with a twist. It’s no wonder her favorite food is cheese pizza.

“I hope to bring a new perspective of learning and consistency while having fun with it. Knowing that I’ll always be there for them no matter what. Once my students, always my students,” said Fuqua.

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