Mrs. Fortenbaugh is very excited to be your SEARCH teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. This will be her 12th year as a SEARCH teacher and her 22nd year teaching. Prior to moving to Loudoun County, Mrs. Fortenbaugh was an advanced academics teacher in Alexandria City Public Schools’ Talented and Gifted program. Mrs. Fortenbaugh also taught 6th grade, 4th grade, and 2nd grade in DC Public Schools. Mrs. Fortenbaugh loves math and has also worked as an Elementary Math Specialist in Fairfax County Public Schools. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from American University and a master’s degree in Gifted Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Mrs. Fortenbaugh is currently finishing her second master's degree in Math Education Leadership at George Mason University. Mrs. Fortenbaugh loves to travel and has visited over 20 countries. Her favorite travel experiences include walking on the Great Wall of China and chasing the Northern Lights in Iceland.