Emily Fernandez

Chief Schools Officer

Emily is an inspirational and strategic leader and an expert in instructional coaching, school leadership, student and staff culture, and evaluation. She has a deep knowledge of how to ensure growth while also creating warm and supportive school environments for children, staff, and parents. Prior to her role at Hebrew Public, Emily served as Founder and Principal at Brownsville Ascend Middle School. In addition to her work at Ascend, Emily has held roles at KIPP NYC and Teach For America in Miami-Dade, Florida. She is driven by a deep belief in the ability of young people to excel when presented with rigorous challenges and unwavering support.