About – Daniel Bortnick
He was born in Chicago and grew up in the Lakeview neighborhood. He spent a lot of time in his childhood near the lakefront and chasing home run balls outside of Wrigley Field. He was part of the first graduating class at Walter Payton College Prep High School and was on the first CPS Math Team to win the State of Illinois Math Competition. He was inspired by his teachers to go on and study Math Education at Purdue University. After graduating college, he wanted to come back to Chicago and provide students a similar inspiration and love of math that He had when He was in high school.