Jacqueline A. Fernandez
Intensive Learning Center (ILC)
Mrs. Fernandez grew up in an area historically known as “Hell’s Kitchen” located in Midtown Manhattan on the Westside of New York City. After graduating from High School, she worked as a dental assistant in SoHo Village New York before deciding to join the United States Air Force (USAF) at the age of 21 years old. She attended basic training in San Antonio Texas, Technical School in Keesler Mississippi and served at various stateside bases to include a one-year tour in Seoul Korea as well as deployments across South West Asia. After a long Air Force career culminating 20 years of service, she retired to Delaware in 2006 with her husband Rob, also a retired member of the USAF, and two children Trevor and Eliesse. Shortly afterward she was hired as the Associate Registrar at Delaware State University where she worked for 2 years before transferring to Lake Forest High School as a para-professional in the Intensive Learning Center (ILC). It was there where she decided to pursue a graduate degree in Special Education at Wilmington University. Upon graduation, she was hired as the inclusion teacher in the Science Department at LFHS, and most currently holds the position as the ILC teacher. Mrs. Fernandez enjoys working out, traveling, cooking, spending time with her family and watching the Dallas Cowboys football team. Although retired from the United States Air Force and is currently a teacher in the civilian education community, she continues to live true to the Air Force Code of Conduct; “Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do”.