Mathematics, 6-12 Teacher Licensure
Class of Spring 2020
Paul Fortmiller is a mathematics and secondary education major from Hixon, Tennessee. He came to Lee University because he felt the call of God, despite having interest in and even scholarships for other schools. The junior now calls Lee home. “Lee has brought really cool things out of me,” said Paul. “For one, learning my strengths really helped me to come out of my shell and realize that even though I’ve always been quiet, I really love talking to people.”
Paul is involved in Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ), is a peer leader, and is both a student worker and a tutor in the math department. Connected through Lee mathematics professor Dr. Maher-Boulis, Paul has an internship at Olin Chlor Alkali, a manufacturer in Cleveland, helping the company to obtain maximum profit. He serves as a peer leader and feels that working with college freshmen helps to prepare him for his long-term goal of teaching high school students.
Alongside opportunities and preparation for his future goals, Lee has been a catalyst for Paul’s relational and spiritual growth. “Lee has taught me to be intentional with people,” said Paul. “There is a culture of community and Christ-centeredness, and it has helped me to grow in my faith.”