Calina Fernandez


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

Calina Fernandez is a founding teacher at Brilla College Prep who started back in 2013. Mrs. Fernandez began her teaching career in Brooklyn, where she taught 1st grade for a few years in Bushwick, and she is grateful to back in the Bronx—the borough she has called home her entire life. Mrs. Fernandez earned her bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania and received her Masters degree, as well as an advanced certification in Special Education, from the Relay Graduate School of Education. Calina enjoys spending time reading every interesting article she can get her hands on as well as salsa dancing on the weekend with her friends.