Get to Know Mr. Lenny Forti, Lower School Principal

Who was your favorite teacher and how did he or she inspire you?
Mrs. Flynn, my fourth grade teacher. She was supportive and believed in my abilities.

Why did you choose education as a career, and how many years have you been in education?
I came from a family of educators. My dad was a teacher, my mother was a PTA president, and my two older sisters were teachers and school administrators. I've worked in education for over 30 years.
What is the number one reason you came to Pinecrest Academy?
I ended my career in public schools and now have the opportunity to educate the whole child and assist in the formation of Christian leaders.
How would you describe your leadership style?
Supportive, engaging, cultivating school leaders, building trust and respect 
Can you tell us a little bit about your family? 
My wife is a fifth grade teacher. My oldest daughter is a speech pathologist, and my younger daughter is a middle school paraprofessional.
What is your favorite book?
James Patterson, Lee Child and Vince Flynn books
What is your favorite movie?
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I ran two marathons in under three hours, enjoy reading, traveling, and playing golf. We have a chocolate lab named Hershey.

Do you have another question for Mr. Forti? If so he can be reached at lforti@pinecrestacademy.org.
Pinecrest Academy is a private PreK3-12 Catholic school located in Cumming, South Forsyth, just minutes from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Suwanee. We serve families of all faiths seeking a Christian education for their children. To learn more about our unique educational philosophy, visit our Welcome page.

The mission of Pinecrest Academy is reflected in the word Integer, which is Latin for “whole,” or “entire,” and reflects our goal of forming the whole child as an authentic “Person in Christ.” The school motto Semper Altius, means “Always Higher,” and challenges our students, parents, staff and faculty to strive for excellence in all areas of Integral Formation® - intellectual, spiritual, human and apostolic.