_________________Jill P. Fernandez_________________

East Tennessee State, University School, Box 70632, Johnson City, TN 37614,


~ Dedicated to providing a quality education for all students,

with the passion and commitment to ensure their future success~

Career Development and Leadership

East Tennessee State University, College of Education, University School- America's Best High School Silver Award 2014 , 2011 – present, Middle School Mathematics Instructor, (grades 7 and 8, and Algebra 1), Johnson City, TN

  • facilitate and supervise student observation hours, Clinical Field Experiences, Residency 1 and 2 requirements, and mentor pre-service teachers
  • Chair an IRB-approved research project for our Leader in Me program for the middle school.
  • new faculty search committee member
  • school-wide technology committee member
  • Co-Chair the Franklin Math Bowl, a state and regional middle school competition.

Buncombe County School System 2004 – 2011, Teacher of Mathematics (grade 7, Inclusion and Gifted) Asheville, NC

  • Cane Creek Middle School- Honor School of Excellence
  • served as school technology committee member to ensure that Cane Creek Middle was one of the leading schools in its use of technology
  • mathematics faculty mentor· Western Carolina University student-teacher mentor
  • Student-mentor and tutor for acquiring G.E.D.
  • Buncombe County Department of Children and Family Services math tutor

Fulton County School System 2000 – 2003, Teacher of Mathematics, Social Studies, Science (grade 6) Alpharetta, GA

  • served as E.S.O.L. (English Speakers of other Languages) teacher due to high enrollment of a highly diverse student population

The School District of Osceola County 1997 – 2000, Teacher of Mathematics (grade 6) Kissimmee, FL

  • Sixth-grade team leader
  • Developed Community Leaders program to help students develop leadership roles

The Orlando Sentinel 1992 – 1997, Writer/Correspondent (Volusia and Lake County) Orlando, FL

  • celebrating successes in education and in the community

Education and Certification

Master of Science in Education, Technology in the Mathematics Classroom, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Concentration, Public Relations, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

The State of Tennessee, Department of Education, License valid 07/20/2012 - 08/31/2022, Middle Grades 4-8, and Speech Communications 7-12, Highly Qualified

State of North Carolina, State Board of Education, Department of Public Instruction License valid 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2018, Middle School Mathematics and Social Studies, Grades 6-9, Highly Qualified

Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Georgia Educator Certificate, valid 07/06/2010 - 06/30/2015, Middle Grades Math and Social Science, Grades 4-8

State of Florida Department of Education, Professional Educator’s Certificate, valid 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2019, Middle Grades Mathematics, Grades 5-9, and Speech, Grades 6-12

Buncombe County Schools, Academically Gifted Endorsement, 2004

Florida Department of Education, Empowering E.S.O.L. Teachers Endorsement 1999

Professional Association Memberships

  • NCTM, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • AMLE, Association for Middle Level Education
  • NEA, National Education Association
  • TEA, Tennessee Education Association

Representative Abilities

  • Seek new and innovative ways to incorporate changes in education in the 21st century
  • Supervise and facilitate Clinical Field Experiences, Residency 1 and 2 teacher candidates, and mentor pre-service teachers
  • Effectively integrate technology in the mathematics classroom to support and enrich student success
  • To provide students the ability to grasp mathematical concepts through a unique and appropriate curriculum presentation
  • To inspire and motivate students toward discovering knowledge and choice as powerful influences in their lives
  • Maintain a quality learning atmosphere through an effective discipline policy


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