Meet the New Staff: Amanda Fortener

To start the 2017-18 school year, we would like to take time to introduce the community to all of our new staff members! Each week, we will introduce two new members of the Deer Park family with a short question and answer session.  We will continue this until you have met every new face at Deer Park!

Amanda Fortener, 6th Grade Math and Science Teacher, 
Amity Elementary

Five years ago...I was engaged,planning my wedding for the next summer, going on a Caribbean cruise, and getting ready to start my third year teaching. 
Five years from now...I will be sending my baby boy off to kindergarten, traveled to at least five new places, and happily teaching sixth grade!
The farthest I have ever traveled from home is...Dublin, Ireland
My favorite place in the world is...Anywhere my family is, and the beach! :-)
What is the last book you have read? King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
What is the last movie you've seen? Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
What is your favorite kind of music? Pop/Rock
Who is your favorite sports team? The Bengals! Who Dey!! We have season tickets and we go to every game! 
What are two activities you do in your free time? I love to shop, and I also love to read books. 
What excites you most about the start of a new school year? Getting to meet all my new students!
You are given $5,000. How do you spend it? I would definitely travel somewhere fantastic! Preferably somewhere with a beach!
What three words best describe you? Caring, Positive, Lighthearted