¡Hola! My name is Mrs. Fortunato or Señora Fortunato. This is my 8th year teaching Spanish #HereAtGemini. I am also one of our school's cheerleading coaches, Go Mustangs! I grew up in Elk Grove Village, IL and studied Spanish at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I love to travel and prior to coming to Gemini, I had the privilege to live and teach in Málaga, Spain for two years. I have been married since 2017 to my husband who is a high school English teacher. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, listening to music and podcasts, reading books in English and in Spanish, watching ridiculous reality TV, and spending time with friends and family. I'm also obsessed with my French Bulldog, Bruce! I am so excited to be teaching and learning with my students and I hope to have a fun and successful year!