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New Fairfield Assistant Principal has Massapequa Roots

Katie Fernandez

The district announces the appointment of Katie Fernandez as the new assistant principal of Fairfield Elementary School. She replaces Dr. Kristi Gerhard, who was promoted to principal.

Ms. Fernandez, a 1989 Massapequa High School graduate, has been an educator for the past 19 years in the Farmingdale School District. She has served as a gifted and talented teacher, first grade teacher, elementary literacy coach and instructional coach for kindergarten, first and second grades.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from SUNY Old Westbury, a master’s degree in elementary education from Adelphi University and an advanced certificate in school building and district leadership from LIU Post.