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Jenifer Fernandez

Jenifer H. Fernandez is the Math Program Specialist for the Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services in the downtown office of Tucson, Arizona.  She obtained both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Arizona in Education and Mathematics Teaching and Leadership.  She is dual-certified in Elementary and Secondary Mathematics with a Mathematics Specialist endorsement.   Prior to her position at ADE, she was a mathematics teacher in the Tucson area for 15 years.  Her years of teaching experience range from elementary grades through high school math. She has also been a math professional development facilitator at the local, state, and national level since 2006.  She is an active member of several math organizations including AML, AATM, ASSM, NCSM, and NCTM. Her philosophy is rooted in that all students are capable of learning mathematics and it is our responsibility as leaders to empower educators to create a positive culture and mindset around mathematics education.