As a Professional School Counselor and Educator, Ms. Fernandez has had the privilege of earning a Master of Science in Education from Northern Illinois University specialized in Elementary Education. She received her School Counseling Certification from Loyola University Chicago. Her undergraduate degree was completed at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology. She has have over 10 years of work experience within the Chicago Public Schools as a School Counselor and Primary Teacher. Additionally, she worked for four years as both Primary Teacher and School Counselor in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Ms. Fernandez’s School Counseling philosophy is to maximize every student’s social-emotional, educational and career development potential in order to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners. Her goal is to develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive school counseling program designed to meet the needs of ALL students as aligned to the American School Counselor Association National Model.
Ms. Fernandez is the School Counselor of Brighton Park Elementary School. As a professional, she loves that she has the support from Administration to both express and implement ideas that will best serve our students. On a personal level, she loves that the school environment feels like a family.
On a typical summer day, Ms. Fernandez enjoys bike riding along the lake, going to the movies, or enjoying food outdoors. As a mom of a toddler, she also enjoys taking my son to toddler music classes, going to the park, or just visiting grandma.