Phone: 850-412-8900


Degrees and Certifications:

BS: Biology and Chemistry, FSU Post Bacc: Pre-Vet and Animal Science, UF MS: Science Education, FSU Teaching Certificate: Agriculture 6-12, Biology 6-12, Middle Grades Science 5-9, Elementary Education 1-6, ESE K-12

Ms. Jo Sigrid Fain

Ms. Fain is a 3rd generation Tallahassean born and raised right here in these beautiful redhills, pine flatwoods, hardwood swamps, and coastal estuaries.  She has 2 daughters, Lila and Becca, who make a 4th generation for both Tallahassee and FSU!  She's a descendant of farmers, seamstresses, teachers, and pharmacists, and proud to be carrying their traditions forward through her own career.  Ms. Fain has been teaching for over 25 years, mostly science, but always with an emphasis on experiential, hands-on learning.  She has taught adult education, high school chemistry, biology, and anatomy and physiology, middle school science and environmental studies, and elementary Science Lab.  This is her 6th year teaching Agriculture at Montford and she couldn't be more delighted to be teaching the things she loves with such enthussiastic 6th graders!

Her passions include healthful eating and body care, learning by doing, experimentation and exploration, the local food movement, and taking better care of this incredible planet and it's inhabitants.  Her hobbies at home revolve around organic gardening, cooking locally grown or collected foods with family and friends, simple construction projects, chicken and turkey farming, beekeeping, kayaking and scuba diving, and exploring the wild crooks and crannies of our local ecosystems and beyond.  She also likes to sit on her front porch with her dogs and cats and 3 year old grandson and just watch the river go by...