Ms. Sandy Fortner
Welcome to my web pages. This is my eleventh year here at Stapley and I am so happy to be teaching 8th grade science here. I have also taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grades at Lowell Elementary and 7th grade here at Stapley. Prior to joining Mesa Public Schools I taught Head Start for Maricopa County at Jefferson Elementary. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education through Ottawa University. My masters is in Multicultural Education through Northern Arizona University. My middle school science endorsement is through Arizona State University. I have twins, a son and daughter, who just turned 28. My spare time is spent enjoying the great Arizona outdoors. I love to cycle, hike and kayak. I also enjoy traveling and have visited Costa Rica, Bolivia and Peru along with traveling the United States and Canada. I hiked to Uhuru Peak, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania and also went on safari in Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. What an experience! During Spring Break 2014 I hiked Hadrian's Wall across England. I am currently working on section hiking the Arizona Trail, which I hope to finish before Christmas. The past 7 summers I spent in Wyoming at South Pass City, which is a historical site. I worked for the curator and was able to do lots of fun activities related to mining. As of December, 2016 I FINISHED the Arizona National Scenic Trail - all 800+ miles of it plus both bypasses! Now I'm helping others to do the same!
Please feel free to contact me and/or visit with me throughout the school year. I am best contacted via my email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science is fun!