Val Fornay, Exceptional Student Services

  • Hello, My name is Mr. Fornay and I am an Exceptional Student Services teacher and case manager. I have been teaching at Desert Edge HS since 2006. During the 2020-2021 school year, I will be team-teaching with Mrs. Waterman Algebra II. 

    I grew up in Chicago and earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1997 I moved to Arizona and later earned a Master's Degree in Special Education from the University of Phoenix.  


    My teaching philosophy: "All students can learn"

    • My goal is to educate students on math mastery, problem-solving, logic, and real-life applications, to promote an understanding of math and how it relates to everyday situations ( budgets, shopping, owning a business, construction, taxes, etc)


    My teaching experience

    • Worked with children in protective custody
    • Group homes for neglected youth
    • Homeless families
    • Summer camp counselor
    • Soccer coach
    • ESS teacher and case manager
    • Adult GED Instuctor


Contact Mr. Fornay

    (623) 932-7500 ext.

Office Hours

  • M/T/Th/F