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Vote Keri Fernandez for QuickSchools Teacher of the Year 2012!

April 24, 2012

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Keri Fernandez is a Rockstar Teacher!

Ms Fernandez teaches Science to the 7th and 8th graders at Smith Preparatory Academy in Longwood, Florida. Her nomination came from a fellow student at the school, Tyler. Here’s what Tyler had to say about Ms Fernandez.

She makes science fun, she is hands on, and very funny and entertaining to have as a teacher, I remember everything she has taught me this year.

Do you know of a teacher who can do that? Amazing! :)

We then asked Ms Fernandez a few questions…

How did you get into teaching?

I always loved Science – you can never know everything there is to know. I’m amazed at how detailed and intricate God has made all life – from protozoans to plants to animals.

I think teaching is such an exciting job. No two days are ever the same and kids are the funniest people in the world. Being able to help shape their lives is a very high honor for me.

What do you hope for your students?

I want my students to love learning.  If they graduate from my class and love to learn, they will be successful in life.  I also try to pass on to them the need for living for something bigger than yourself.

Anything you’d like to share with us? e.g. favorite moments, etc.

This year, some of our students and teachers were able to go on a camping trip to the Peace River.  After we camped, we went canoeing the next morning and looked for fossils in the river.  We swung on rope swings, saw alligators and had such a fun time.  I am blessed to have a job like this!

(I wish I was on that trip too! :))

Help Ms Fernandez win an iPad3. Vote for her by:

1. Sharing the link of this blog post on Facebook (counts as 4 votes)
2. Sharing the link of this blog post on Twitter (counts as 4 votes)
3. Commenting on this article to give your support to Ms Fernandez (counts as 6 votes)
4. Writing an article or creating a quick video testimonial in support of Ms Fernandez (counts as 20 votes! Woot!!!)

Yes, you can do all four! :)

Voting ends at 11.59 pm on Friday May 18, 2012. Winner will be announced on May 25, 2012.

280 Comments leave one →
  1. brettclemmer permalink
    April 26, 2012 5:42 pm

    Keri is awesome! She has been Jackson’s teacher twice now. She has great passion for teaching and love for her students.

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:15 am

      Thanks so much Brett and Kim! I am always blessed to be with you guys or your kids! Happy Summer!

  2. April 26, 2012 6:35 pm

    :)

    • woohoo permalink
      May 2, 2012 11:08 pm

      :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) more smiles

      • Joe permalink
        May 2, 2012 11:09 pm

        :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) extra smiles for Mrs. F.!

  3. LEIA HORTON permalink
    April 26, 2012 8:11 pm

    Keri Fernandez also teaches high school Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. She is an absolutely AMAZING teacher! My daughter has had her for all of the above and raves about her ability to take really complicated material and explain it in very easy to understand nuggets. We feel so blessed to have her at Smith Prep.

    • John permalink
      April 27, 2012 11:59 pm

      i completely agree with that! She touches all those around her in a positive manner

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:16 am

      thanks so much Leia! You already know that I think your daughter is amazing! May God continue to bless you all and you guide her! Happy Summer!

  4. Angela Mahoney permalink
    April 26, 2012 8:32 pm

    Keri is my sister. She and I both went into science, but she became a teacher and I went down the research path. As an adult, I sat in her science class and was amazed at her knowledge and practical explanation of science. I wish I had her as my high school science teacher. Way to go, Keri!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:17 am

      Ang, you have always had the A brain =) I’m so thankful and blessed to be your big sister =) Love you and can’t wait to see you!

  5. Linda Derringer permalink
    April 26, 2012 8:43 pm

    Keri Fernandez teaches two of my daughters at Smith Prep. Her love of science and her passion for teaching show in her enthusiasm in the classroom. She is always available to answer questions and to encourage. The girls have a real understanding of complex topics. I look forward to returning next year. I am so blessed to have her as their teacher!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:18 am

      Thanks so much, Linda! Your daughters are very wonderful! They are so hardworking and sweet! Hopefully, we’ll have some more camping adventures for them next year! =) God bless you!

  6. Ciera Horton permalink
    April 26, 2012 8:45 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez is incredible! I’ve had her for Biology, Chemistry and Physics and she has made learning fun! :D

  7. Laurie Engelbert Williams permalink
    April 26, 2012 8:59 pm

    Keri is my cousin. We saw each other more as children, and unfortunately it is rare to see each other now living in different states and busy lives. But everytime I see her I am amazed at her passion and love for life and everything in it. That passion must come through in her teaching. Her students are blessed to have her.

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 10:04 am

      Thanks so much, Laurie! I remember always thinking that you and Jimmy were the coolest! Blessings!

  8. April 26, 2012 9:10 pm

    went to elementary school and university with Keri. She has always been very bubbly and passionate about what she does. Her students are so blessed to have her as a teacher!!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 10:05 am

      Hi Deana, Thank you so much for taking time to write with your super busy schedule. I just prayed for you and your family!

  9. Daphne Bush permalink
    April 26, 2012 9:16 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez has been my teacher for the past three years and I love her! Good job, Mrs. F! :)

    • Kurk Pyros permalink
      May 10, 2012 8:59 pm

      i wish i had her for three years!!! it’s too bad i only could have her for 1. she is the best!!

  10. April 26, 2012 9:28 pm

    Our 2 high school students have the privilege of being taught by Mrs. Fernandez! She has brought science to life…and brought understanding to science! We appreciate you Mrs. F.!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 10:05 am

      Thanks so much, Marylou! You have wonderful kids!

  11. Lauren permalink
    April 26, 2012 9:40 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez has been an amazing teacher and we love her! :)

    • John permalink
      April 28, 2012 12:00 am

      everyone agrees!!!!!! everyone she has met immediately is drawn to her open, friendly manner

  12. April 26, 2012 9:44 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez has been a great teacher. She has always made science fun and I have learned so much!

    • Fred permalink
      May 2, 2012 10:43 pm

      She does make science more enjoyable!! Go Mrs. Fernandez!!

  13. Debra permalink
    April 26, 2012 9:48 pm

    Keri Fernandez has always been a wonderful teacher for my children. We appreciate you so much!

    • Anonymous permalink
      May 10, 2012 9:00 pm

      she is appreciated by everyone who knows her!!!

  14. Jennifer permalink
    April 26, 2012 9:48 pm

    Keri was a classmate many years ago, and I can see how her personality, intelligence and love for God would make her an awesome teacher !

  15. April 26, 2012 9:50 pm

    What an incredible year this has been with Mrs. F! Even tho I graduate from SPA, I will never forget your wonderful Science Classes! :)

  16. Rebecca Bailey permalink
    April 26, 2012 10:00 pm

    Keri has a wonderful and loving way with children. If I had a teacher like that I would have paid more attention to Science.

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 10:06 am

      Hi Becky! You are very sweet! Thanks so much!

  17. April 26, 2012 10:06 pm

    Keri is a fantastic co-worker. She is very dedicated to her students and committed to supporting their families. She has also been very welcoming to me a new teacher to SPA.

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 10:07 am

      What’s not to welcome! You’re awesome!

  18. Melissa Phillips permalink
    April 26, 2012 10:13 pm

    We love Mrs. Fernandez! Among her other remarkable qualities, joy shines through her eyes and smile–it is infectious!

    • Tim permalink
      April 28, 2012 12:01 am

      so true!!!!! i can’t say enough about the joy and love that flow through her each and every day.

  19. Pam Johnston permalink
    April 26, 2012 10:14 pm

    From the moment we visited her class last year, we could see that Mrs. Fernandez was a gifted teacher. She has instilled a love of learning and of science in my daughter this year! She has inspired LIndsey to work hard!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 10:08 am

      I love teaching your daughter! She is so bright and I was so happy to see how excited she was about seeing all the parts of the frog guts =)

  20. Kurk Pyros permalink
    April 26, 2012 10:21 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez always knows just how to teach her material. She knows all about science, and I am amazed by her love for every single student in her class. I hope someday i can have that kind of love and knowledge in everything that I do.
    Mrs. Fernandez, Thanks so much for your hard work!!!!!!!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 10:08 am

      Kurk, you are amazing! Thanks for ALL your kind words and thoughts! God bless you!

  21. Bruce Roberts permalink
    April 26, 2012 10:26 pm

    Keri was so nice to my daughter and has made a difference and an impact on her life.
    Thank you Keri
    Bruce

  22. Ruth permalink
    April 26, 2012 10:58 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez is AWESOME! My daugther absolutely loves science because of her, even when the subject matter isn’t her favorite. Thank you so much, Mrs. Fernandez, for making science fun and caring about all your students!!

    • a friend permalink
      May 10, 2012 8:57 pm

      yeah, i just love the way Mrs. Fernandez teaches!!!

  23. Lacey Roberts permalink
    April 26, 2012 11:26 pm

    i adore Mrs. Fernandez! she even told my prom date that he had good taste

  24. Z T permalink
    April 26, 2012 11:27 pm

    She’s awesome!

  25. Ollie G permalink
    April 26, 2012 11:28 pm

    Yeah Mrs. Fernandez!

    • Amy permalink
      May 10, 2012 8:55 pm

      whoot woot!!!! go mrs. F!!!!!!

  26. April 27, 2012 12:31 am

    she has my vote!!!

  27. Hannah Schepler permalink
    April 27, 2012 12:33 am

    Mrs. Fernandez is by far, the best teacher I have ever had! I didn’t really like science much, but three years with her changed my mind. The worst part about graduating was having to leave her class. Love you Mrs. Fernandez!

    • John permalink
      April 28, 2012 12:09 am

      i am so grateful to have Mrs. Fernandez as my teacher!!!! i’m really sad that i have to leave her as well.

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 9:29 am

      Thanks so much Hannah! You were a terrific student and still are so sweet and kind! Thanks for all your kind words! Blessings!

  28. Sue permalink
    April 27, 2012 12:36 am

    It is very exciting to hear about Mrs. Fernandez’s excitement for teaching. She wants to see her students love to learn. As a science teacher also, it is a real blessing anytime we can get students to enjoy what God has created.

  29. Kimberly permalink
    April 27, 2012 12:48 am

    We have loved having Keri as our son’s teacher. She is passionate about her subjects and her students. So grateful for her!!

  30. Lucas Murphy permalink
    April 27, 2012 12:51 am

    Thank you so much Mrs. Fernandez for being such an awesome science teacher!! My 9th and 10th grade science classes with you were soooooo much fun! You most definitely have my vote! =)

  31. Glenn permalink
    April 27, 2012 12:51 am

    Keri has been an incredible example of a dedicated individual throughout her life.
    She has always had a caring spirit and exemplifies true concern for her family, friends and students. I consider it an honor to nominate Keri for QuickSchools Teacher of The Year.

    • Tim permalink
      May 10, 2012 8:54 pm

      i absolutely agree!!!!! Mrs. Fernandez all the way!!!!!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 9:30 am

      Glen, Thanks so much for your super kind words! I appreciate you very much!

  32. Lucas Murphy permalink
    April 27, 2012 12:54 am

    Hey someone please tell me where I can post a video testimonial so that the points will count. Thanks =)

    • Azreen Latiff permalink*
      April 27, 2012 8:21 am

      Hi Lucas, once you’ve created your video, upload that in youtube of vimeo and post the link here in the Comments section. Also, send the link to us at support@quickschools.com. We’ll then do a special post of your video. :)

      • Lora permalink
        April 27, 2012 9:58 am

        I vote for Mrs. Fernandez!

  33. Brielle permalink
    April 27, 2012 1:34 am

    We love Mrs. Fernandez! She such a great teacher! :)

    • Tim P permalink
      April 28, 2012 12:02 am

      yeah!!!!! go Mrs. Fernandez!!!!!

  34. April 27, 2012 2:46 am

    I have known Keri for many years. She has my vote.

  35. Wesley permalink
    April 27, 2012 3:10 am

    Mrs. Fernandez is a great science teacher. her class is really fun

    • Kurk P permalink
      April 28, 2012 12:03 am

      couldn’t agree more. she is the best teacher ever!!!!!!

  36. Kaitlyn Johnston permalink
    April 27, 2012 3:58 am

    My baby sister comes home from school all the time, talking about how fabulous Mrs. Fernandez is. :)

  37. Sergio permalink
    April 27, 2012 5:01 am

    I hope she wins! I loved having her as my teacher! :)

  38. Nance Whitaker permalink
    April 27, 2012 5:09 am

    All three of my children have had Mrs. Fernandez and they all LOVE her! They really connected with Science in a new way ALL because of HER fun teaching and cool field trips! GO Mrs. Fernandez~ I hope you win, you deserve it!

  39. Richard McMillen permalink
    April 27, 2012 6:05 am

    My wife and I have been family friends…for all of Keri’s life. We knew her when she was one of the “funniest people in the world” that she mentioned. Several vacations in Maine together as families revealed her intellectual curiosity. She is motivated and not only loves to learn, but she loves to share her knowledge. As she grew up around us, then on to school, then married (great wedding, by the way), and has now the beautiful family you see, we have enjoyed knowing her. I vote that she is probably the best at whatever she tries. The comments of her students seem to bear out that impression. Keep on keeping on your good work, Keri. Teacher of the Year seems a fitting title for you. Hope you win. We send our love.

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 8:52 am

      Thank you so much =) My kids are really hoping that we win that IPAd =)
      So kind of you to vote for me! I do have so many great memories of Maine together. I was actually just talking to a friend who tried making salt water taffy for the 1st time. Sticky but delicious! God bless you all! Keri

  40. The Garners permalink
    April 27, 2012 6:26 am

    Great job Kerri, we are so proud of you! Keep up the good work! :)

  41. Kurk Pyros permalink
    April 27, 2012 7:02 am

    You are the best teacher ever. Even though science isn’t my favorite subject, your class is my favorite class because of your awesome teaching skills!!!!!! God bless you. Hope you win!

    • Tim permalink
      April 28, 2012 12:04 am

      i had the same problem with disliking science, but my opinion has completely changed because Mrs. Fernandez started teaching me.

  42. Kurk Pyros permalink
    April 27, 2012 7:09 am

    hey, i enjoy typing on the computer and i think this is the best way to spend my time typing. Mrs. Fernandez rocks the world out when she teaches, and she should win all the time!!!!!

    • Kurk Pyros permalink
      April 27, 2012 7:10 am

      that’s kind of a weird post……. oh well. Mrs. Fernandez all the way!!!!!!

  43. Caroline permalink
    April 27, 2012 7:18 am

    Mrs Fernandez was my favorite teacher and her class was so fun. She is awesome!

  44. `Jerie Weldon permalink
    April 27, 2012 8:12 am

    Keri just radiates with her presence. She is the sunshine when she enters a room with a continuous smile which is infectious. How can her students help but learn from her.

  45. April 27, 2012 9:28 am

    Mrs fernandez is amazing!

    • Joe permalink
      May 2, 2012 10:57 pm

      Extra spectacularly amazing!!!!!!!!! :)

  46. April 27, 2012 11:11 am

    We love Mrs. Fernandez! She has sparked a love of biology in my son. It is his favorite class at Smith Prep.

  47. Wendy goodyear permalink
    April 27, 2012 12:16 pm

    Good luck Keri!

  48. Mechelle permalink
    April 27, 2012 6:10 pm

    Thabk you so much for your willingness to be a great teacher! The kids and parents are so thankful!

  49. Marcella permalink
    April 27, 2012 10:12 pm

    It’s already been said, but I will say it again… Keri is an awesome teacher and an awesxome person. She has led some science experiments for my kids and I can’t put into words just how great they have been! My guys always have a fun time when they are learning from her. She’s a rare teacher able to disguise teaching under the blanket of fun!

  50. Elizabeth permalink
    April 27, 2012 10:19 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree with the comments posted thus far. Keri is an amazing teacher, whether you’re in her science class or not. She has a very special gift that she shares daily, and my family has been enriched by it.

  51. Kurk permalink
    April 27, 2012 11:22 pm

    Even though Mrs. Fernandez has only taught me for one year, I already love how she teaches. I would definitely say she is my favorite science teacher ever. period.

  52. April 27, 2012 11:27 pm

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) smiles for mrs. Fernandez!!!

    • Marty permalink
      April 27, 2012 11:30 pm

      :) :) more smiles!

      • Kurk Pyros permalink
        April 28, 2012 12:05 am

        Mrs. Fernandez can’t get enough smiles!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

      • Rebekah permalink
        April 28, 2012 4:56 am

        here’s more smiles!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

      • Morgan permalink
        May 2, 2012 10:24 pm

        =D How do you submit an article?? I really want to but dont know how. And Mrs. Fernandez, you’re the best!!

  53. Ruth permalink
    April 28, 2012 1:57 am

    I have just been completely persuaded by an article written by Kurk Pyros. Mrs. Fernandez is amazing!!!!! I hope she wins.

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 8:53 am

      He’s a great writer, isn’t he! I couldn’t believe that article. =) Thanks so much! God bless you!

  54. Karen permalink
    April 28, 2012 1:58 am

    We love you Mrs. Fernandez!!!! you have impacted me and my student in all you do.

  55. Ruth permalink
    April 28, 2012 1:59 am

    May God continue to bless your efforts at Smith Prep!!!

  56. Ruth permalink
    April 28, 2012 2:01 am

    Hey, how do you upload a video? i want to help Mrs. Fernandez in any way i can!!!

    • Ruth permalink
      April 28, 2012 2:02 am

      Never mind, i went back through the comments and found out how to do it.

  57. Rebekah permalink
    April 28, 2012 2:06 am

    I love you Mrs. Fernandez, I hope you can win!!!!

  58. Alex permalink
    April 28, 2012 2:09 am

    Mrs. Fernandez is such an awesome teacher! Keep it up!

  59. Lisa permalink
    April 28, 2012 2:18 am

    We have been so blessed to have Keri teach our children.

  60. Rachael Schwells permalink
    April 28, 2012 2:37 am

    We so appreciate all of Keri’s hard work in teaching her students!

  61. Nathan S. permalink
    April 28, 2012 2:44 am

    Mrs. Fernandez has instilled a love for science in me that wasn’t there before I took her class.

  62. Amanda permalink
    April 28, 2012 3:02 am

    My best wishes to you!

    • May 2, 2012 11:14 pm

      mine too!!! hope you win the ipad!

  63. 4jesus permalink
    April 28, 2012 4:20 am

    May you continue to shine Christ’s light to all those around you

  64. Kurk Pyros permalink
    April 28, 2012 4:33 am

    i love smith prep so much!!!! go Mrs. Fernandez!!!!!

  65. Rebekah permalink
    April 28, 2012 4:55 am

    Mrs. Fernandez, you are the best teacher in the whole world. I hope someday that i could be like you.

  66. Lindsey permalink
    April 28, 2012 7:30 am

    Mrs. Fernandez sure knows how to make learning fun! Not only does she make learning fun, she makes all of the concepts stick. At first I felt overwhelmed by the amount of content that I was learning, but she was right there to help me! I can’t say enough about her! She is such an encouragement to all her students! Thank you, Mrs. Fernandez!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 10:11 am

      Thanks so much, Lindsey! You are so wonderful to have in class. By the way, I plan on reading the Hunger Games this summer b/c of you =)

  67. Volodymyr Boitchouk permalink
    April 28, 2012 10:11 am

    Mrs. Fernandez is a great teacher. She is friendly, and keeps class interesting and fun.
    She have a very good personality and sense of humor and she never hesitates to help.

  68. Nadiya Lewytska permalink
    April 28, 2012 10:24 am

    Mrs Fernandez is ever friendly and supportive in any question or comments I have. She was available to reply promptly and acurately regardless of weekends, or holidays. She is dedicated and creative along with making lessons fun. she deserves all the thanks I can give.

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 8:54 am

      Thank you so much! You are very kind! Thanks for voting for me – my kids would sure love an IPAD =) happy Summer!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 10:12 am

      Thank you so much to you and your son! You are very kind and it is my privilege to teach him!

  69. Madisyn permalink
    April 28, 2012 10:32 am

    Mrs. Fernandez is the best teacher EVER!(: She makes even the hardest things understandable AND fun.(: I’ve learned so much in her class this year. Love you, Mrs. Fernandez!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 10:12 am

      Thanks, Madisyn! I’m so glad you’ve come to our school – we love having you!

  70. Lucas Murphy permalink
    April 28, 2012 11:51 am

    Heres my video :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4c5UhDn72Y

  71. Becca permalink
    April 28, 2012 11:06 pm

    We luv u!!!

  72. Margaret Talarowski permalink
    April 29, 2012 11:10 pm

    I have known Keri since she was a sophmore in high school. she taught my oldest how to swim one summer for free, because that’s the kind of person she is…kind, giving, fun to be around. I can only imagine what a phenominal teacher she has become today!! Good luck Keri… Love you

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 8:55 am

      wow – you are a blast from the past =) God bless you ! How is your son? How old is he now? Thanks so much for voting for me!

  73. Ann Gillespie permalink
    April 29, 2012 11:40 pm

    How blessed we are to have a daughter like Keri and how blessed she is to have others hold her in such high regard. She’s our daughter, so of course, we have known & appreciated what a wonderful godly woman, wife, mother, & teacher she is…..but to have others appreciate her many fine qualities and nominate her for such a thoughtful award makes all the lives she’s touched even more special. she has given so much to others and has made a difference in so many lives, feel she deserves this award. Love you Keri…MOM

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 8:56 am

      Happy Mother’s day! Love you so much, Mom!

  74. Floyd Gillespie permalink
    April 29, 2012 11:49 pm

    Keri is such a sweet, caring, energetic & loving wife, mom, sister, & teacher. She has always put others ahead of herself as she seeks to honor God in all that she does. Keri is committed to teaching and has all the best in mind for all of her students. We wish Keri all the best as she continues her teaching career. You can look far and wide, but you will find none better or more deserving then Keri Fernandez. Oh, did I forget to say, she is my daughter……All my love, DAD

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 8:56 am

      Thanks, Dad! Love you so much! You want to borrow our IPAD =)

  75. Beth Fisher permalink
    April 30, 2012 5:27 am

    A teacher who can make Science fun is a wonderful teacher to have! I’ve not had the opportunity to sit in on one of Keri’s classes, but from what I read here, it sounds like she is a gifted teacher. Go Keri!! Keep doing what the Lord has enabled you to do and continue to make learning fun.

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 8:57 am

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate your vote! God bless you!

  76. Sandra Lanier permalink
    April 30, 2012 9:57 am

    Mrs. Fernandez is an amazing teacher. She truly cares about her students and goes above and beyond to make science fun and understandable. She is quite a special teacher and deserves to be awarded Teacher of the Year!

  77. Dena Murrillo permalink
    May 1, 2012 2:24 am

    Mrs. Fernandez has taught my son so much but especially the love of science! Thank you, Mrs. Fernandez!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 8:57 am

      Thank you! You have a very wonderful son! I appreciate your vote so much! Happy Summer!

  78. Gabriel permalink
    May 1, 2012 4:27 am

    Mrs. Fernadez is a great teacher. Praying you win!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 8:58 am

      Thanks so much! God bless you!

  79. Margaret permalink
    May 1, 2012 7:38 am

    Mrs. Fernandez is awesome! She has made science fun and my son, Max has learned so much. Thank you. You are a blessing!

  80. Morgan K. permalink
    May 1, 2012 9:11 am

    Mrs. Fernandez is an AWESOME teacher!
    She is teaching my class Biology and we all love it!!

  81. Joshua Kern permalink
    May 1, 2012 7:44 pm

    Go Mrs Fernandez!! You have really inspired me and believed in me when others around me didnt you have impacted my life in ways you could never imagine plus I have never had to do pushups in your class.

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 8:58 am

      What kind words, Josh! Thanks so much! Maybe you’ll get some push up in next year =) God bless you!

  82. Joshua Kern permalink
    May 1, 2012 7:49 pm

    How do I Write an article testimonial in support of Ms Fernandez?

  83. Katie permalink
    May 1, 2012 8:51 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez is an awesome teacher! She can make the hardest things so easy to understand and it’s so much fun to learn from her!(: You rock, Mrs. F!!!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 8:59 am

      Thanks so much, Katie. You are very awesome yourself =)

  84. Gabriel permalink
    May 1, 2012 10:05 pm

    I am her student in science and I can say without a doubt, that Mrs. Fernandez is an amazing, and fun teacher. I love every minute in her class and cannot wait until the next class I take with her! :)

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 8:59 am

      Wow – I am so honored! Thanks so much Gabriel! God bless you!

  85. isaac permalink
    May 1, 2012 10:09 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez is the greatest. she makes learning beneficial and fun.

  86. Sandra Ollervides permalink
    May 2, 2012 2:10 am

    Keri (Ms. Gillespie at the time, lol) was my biology and anatomy teacher when I was in high school! I still remember her classes with fondness, and even remember some of what she taught us ;) She’s always been a great teacher! :)

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:02 am

      Some of what I taught =) Thanks so much for your vote! I really appreciate it! God bless you and your family!

  87. Seth permalink
    May 2, 2012 2:25 am

    xD

  88. Nathanael permalink
    May 2, 2012 2:25 am

    :) go Mrs. F!!

  89. Kurk permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:44 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez for the win!!!!!

  90. Tim permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:45 pm

    I hope you win the iPad3!!!! you deserve it.

  91. Rachael Schwells permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:46 pm

    you are such a great teacher.

  92. John permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:47 pm

    may God continue to bless your teaching

  93. Rebekah permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:48 pm

    You are such a kind teacher. I hope you win!!!

  94. Kurk Pyros permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:49 pm

    Wow!! i didn’t realize Mrs. Fernandez was so popular!!!! Way to go!!!!

    • woohoo permalink
      May 2, 2012 11:03 pm

      Everyone loves Mrs. Fernandez!! <3

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:03 am

      Didn’t realize? =) Thanks, Kurk!

  95. Karen permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:50 pm

    Keri, I have been so impressed with the way you teach and the way you live. May God continue to bless you!!!!

  96. Kurk P permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:55 pm

    i hope Mrs. F wins the award she deserves for her faithfulness!!

  97. Ruth permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:58 pm

    It has been such a blessing to learn from Mrs. F!!!!!

  98. Rebekah permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:59 pm

    Smith Prep has been so much fun!!!!! I love you Mrs. Fernandez!!

  99. Kurk Pyros permalink
    May 2, 2012 9:55 pm

    Mrs. F, may God bless your efforts as a teacher!!!! i hope you win!

  100. a friend permalink
    May 2, 2012 9:57 pm

    i hope that you feel God’s love and care through every situation in life. as you teach, I pray that your efforts will be multiplied a hundred fold in every student’s life.

  101. Nathan S. permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:01 pm

    you are such an amazing teacher!!!!! you deserve the iPad!!!!!

  102. Rebekah permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:01 pm

    i have been so blessed to be in your class, and i have learned so much from you!!!!

  103. Smiley friend permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:02 pm

    i love Mrs. F!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  104. Rachael Schwells permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:07 pm

    I wish there was a word that describes Mrs. F. Awesome, loving, caring, best, amazing, hard working, awesome, beast, kind, awesome, generous, and did I say awesome?

    • Brenda permalink
      May 2, 2012 10:48 pm

      Bestscienceteacherintheworld fits her!

  105. Kurk Pyros permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:14 pm

    it has been such a joy to be able to learn under Mrs Fernandez for a year. although I’ll be leaving next year, i wish i could come back and stay with Mrs. Fernandez and Smith Prep.

  106. Leah permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:19 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez, You rock!!!

  107. Morgan permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:23 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez is AWESOME!!

  108. Leah permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:34 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez, you are such a blessing to everyone around you!!! You deserve 10 ipads! :)

  109. May 2, 2012 10:37 pm

    Good luck Mrs. Fernandez

  110. Diana Gillespie permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:37 pm

    I am so very proud of my niece Keri. I never understood how biology and science became her subject but I know that she is great at it. She used to have us send her bugs and strange creatures that we may find so she could share with her kids at school. Keri is a caring, sensitive,loving person who puts her all into whatever she may do. God is always a part of her life and I am so glad for that. She is an inspiration even to me.

    good luck Keri

    Aunt Diana

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 19, 2012 10:21 am

      Thanks so much, Diana! I love you lots!

  111. Matthew permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:45 pm

    Science has become my favorite subject with Mrs. Fernandez as my teacher

    • Brenda permalink
      May 2, 2012 10:46 pm

      Me too!! Mrs. Fernandez makes science fun!!!

  112. Joe permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:50 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez, you deserve to win this award. You truly are the most amazing teacher out there!!

  113. woohoo permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:07 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez,
    in my opinion you own this award even if you don’t win. <3 you!!

    • woohoo permalink
      May 2, 2012 11:07 pm

      in my mind you’re the #1 teacher in the world!

      • woohoo permalink
        May 2, 2012 11:07 pm

        Go Mrs.Fernandez!!!!!!

  114. Kurk permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:11 pm

    Everyone: If you just love Mrs. Fernandez start posting great comments for her to win!!!! luv you Mrs.Fernandez!

    • May 2, 2012 11:11 pm

      I love her. She makes science amazing!

  115. Kurk Pyros permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:31 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez is awesome!!!!!!

  116. Ruth permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:32 pm

    She is the best teacher in the world!!!!!

  117. Rebekah permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:33 pm

    She rocks the universe with her awesome skills!!!!!

  118. Nathan S. permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:35 pm

    I can’t say enough good things about Mrs. F!!!!!!!!!

  119. Jordyn permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:36 pm

    Woot!!!!! three cheers for the best teacher in the world!!!!

  120. Marty permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:41 pm

    she’s so cool!!!

  121. Rose permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:43 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez is so AWESOME! She is the best teacher in the whole world!!!!!!! I hope she wins! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  122. Aaron permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:46 pm

    Mrs, Fernandez has my vote!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  123. Daniel permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:53 pm

    Mrs, Fernandez ROCKS !!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :)

  124. Caitlyn permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:54 pm

    I hope you win!

  125. Amy permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:55 pm

    Keri is so awesome in teaching science to her students! Keep it up!
    ~Amy

  126. Mckenzie permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:57 pm

    I love you, Mrs. Fernandez! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :) :)

  127. Anonymous permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:59 pm

    Good Luck!

  128. Zoe permalink
    May 3, 2012 12:00 am

    Mrs. Fernandez is such a great teacher!

  129. Abbigal permalink
    May 3, 2012 12:02 am

    You are such an incredible teacher!

  130. Jessica permalink
    May 3, 2012 12:03 am

    I hope you win! You deserve it! :)

  131. Anonymous permalink
    May 3, 2012 12:06 am

    You are the best teacher ever!

  132. Hannah permalink
    May 3, 2012 12:09 am

    Great job teaching science! I hope you win! :)

  133. May 3, 2012 9:21 am

    BY FAR THE BEST SCIENCE TEACHER THAT GOD HAS TO OFFER!
    (vote for her)

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:05 am

      Wow – what a kind note! Thanks so much, Neilah! Happy Summer!

  134. Bri permalink
    May 3, 2012 9:31 am

    She’s the absolute best teach ever! Really does care about each of her students, and wants the best for them..
    WE LOVE YOU, MRS. FERNANDEZ! (:

  135. Linda permalink
    May 3, 2012 11:23 pm

    Keri Fernandez exudes such enthusiasm when teaching. Her eyes sparkle when she’s discussing anything from fossils, to baby chicks, to snakes. A true inspiration … even for someone that doesn’t care for science!

  136. Mike Schmitt permalink
    May 4, 2012 2:22 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez is my 9th grade biology teacher and she ROCKS!!!!!! she TOTALLY deserves to win the ipad!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:05 am

      Thanks so much Mike! God bless you!

  137. Charlotte permalink
    May 5, 2012 6:54 am

    Great teacher! :)

  138. Sandra L permalink
    May 8, 2012 9:55 am

    We want Mrs. Fernandez to win because we all really believe she really is a rockstar teacher!

  139. Jab permalink
    May 9, 2012 12:43 pm

    yup

  140. Lindsey J permalink
    May 9, 2012 12:59 pm

    Burn has 182 comments were losing!!!! comment faster

    • May 11, 2012 3:52 am

      now we’re ahead…. kinda. everyone keep posting!!!!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:05 am

      Thanks so much, Lindsey! God bless you!

  141. Hello permalink
    May 10, 2012 2:44 am

    Mrs. Fernandez is the best teacher ever.

  142. 4jesus permalink
    May 10, 2012 2:44 am

    Mrs. F is such a godly woman. she shines the light of Christ in all that she does.

  143. Rebekah permalink
    May 10, 2012 2:45 am

    I wish i could see Mrs. Fernandez more than just once a week!! she is so fun to be around

  144. Kurk Pyros permalink
    May 10, 2012 2:48 am

    it’s too bad that school ended. Mrs. F was the best!!!!

  145. Rose permalink
    May 10, 2012 3:16 am

    I hope Mrs. Fernandez wins!!!

  146. Karen permalink
    May 10, 2012 3:16 am

    Keri was so kind and helpful. Thanks Keri!!!!!

  147. MARYANN HASTING permalink
    May 10, 2012 4:33 am

    Yes Keri is a wonder christian lady and a wonderful teacher.
    I have known Keri all her life….GO KERI

  148. MYRON HASTING permalink
    May 10, 2012 4:35 am

    kERI IS A GREAT TEACHER AND SHE HAS MY VOTE.
    i ALSO HAVE KNOWN HER ALL HER LIFE…..GO KERI

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:06 am

      Thanks so much Myron and Mary! I really appreciate you vote! My little guys are praying for that IPAD =) God bless you both!

  149. Rachael Schwells permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:44 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez is the best!!!!!

  150. Ruth permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:45 pm

    Mrs. F is so awesome!!! i love her

  151. Tim permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:46 pm

    wow!! i love you Mrs. F you’re the best!!!!

  152. Kurk P permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:46 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez is so kind and generous to all her students

  153. Kurk Pyros permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:48 pm

    everyone: can you please help us get Mrs. Fernandez to the top!!!! can anyone write just a short article or make a quick movie for her? you just send it to support@quickschools.com. that would be so awesome!!!!!

  154. Rose permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:48 pm

    I love you Mrs. Fernandez!!!!

  155. Aaron permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:49 pm

    You’re the best teacher ever!!!!!!

  156. Jessica permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:50 pm

    I hope you can win the ipad!!!!

  157. Fred permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:50 pm

    you have my vote!!!!!

  158. Abigail permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:52 pm

    Mrs. F is so awesome, she deserves to win.

    • Bobby permalink
      May 10, 2012 9:01 pm

      She really does!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Bobby permalink
        May 10, 2012 9:01 pm

        Hope you win, Mrs. F.!!!!!!!!!!

  159. Karen Pyros permalink
    May 10, 2012 8:53 pm

    Keri shines inside and out with the love of Christ.

  160. Rebekah permalink
    May 10, 2012 9:00 pm

    I love Mrs. Fernandez’s cheerful and kind attitude!! Go Mrs. Fernandez!!!!

  161. Fred permalink
    May 10, 2012 9:03 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez is definitely my favorite science teacher…..no doubt about it!!!

  162. Zoe permalink
    May 10, 2012 9:03 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez rocks……Go Mrs. Fernandez

  163. Zoe permalink
    May 10, 2012 9:05 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez is soooo AMAZING!!!!!!!!

  164. Gordon permalink
    May 10, 2012 9:06 pm

    I love you Mrs. Fernandez!!!!!!

  165. Caitlyn permalink
    May 10, 2012 9:07 pm

    Mrs. Fernandez, you are such an amazing teacher. I wish you could’ve taught me my whole life!!!!

  166. Gordon permalink
    May 10, 2012 9:09 pm

    To everyone everywhere…..if you have not met Mrs. Fernandez, you have not had a life…..seriously, Mrs. Fernandez rocks!!!!!!!!!!

  167. Fred permalink
    May 10, 2012 9:11 pm

    If you want Mrs. Fernandez to win this ipad, reply to this post with smiley faces or write your own post about how amazing she is. Mrs. Fernandez deserves to win this award + ipad!!!!!!

  168. Dawn Waterbury permalink
    May 10, 2012 10:45 pm

    We have know Keri for many years and she has always been a blessing! We are very proud of her accomplishments! May God bless you as you continue to influence these young lives.
    The Waterbury Family

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:08 am

      Thanks so much! I definitely remember all the patience your husband had for my class and me =) Thanks for your vote! My kids really would like that IPAD =) God bless you!

  169. Miss Cole permalink
    May 10, 2012 10:48 pm

    Keri was a good student. I am sure that she is a great teacher!

  170. Rebecca permalink
    May 10, 2012 11:47 pm

    Great job Keri!!!

  171. May 11, 2012 12:36 am

    I vote for Keri!

    Barb H.

  172. Rose permalink
    May 11, 2012 4:12 am

    I am so grateful for all the work that Mrs. Fernandez puts into her students and her material.

  173. Mckenzie permalink
    May 11, 2012 4:13 am

    Keri is a stellar teacher!!!!!!!

    • May 11, 2012 4:16 am

      For those who have asked, “How do we write an article to count as votes for Mrs. Fernandez to win the QS Teacher of the Year Award for Smith Prep?”

      Well, here is the simple, easy answer:

      “The article should be around 300-400 words. The article can be sent to support@quickschools.com and the post will be put up on the QS blog.”

      Please write your article and send it in!
      Voting ends at 11.59 pm PST on May 18th 2012.

  174. Sandy permalink
    May 11, 2012 6:02 am

    Keri is a great teacher and Mom. She puts her whole heart into everything she does. I give my vote to Keri.

  175. Ruthann Smith Bowles permalink
    May 11, 2012 6:35 am

    Keri and I have been friends for over 30 years – we always had a wonderful time and she was so much fun to be around – I know she is a wonderful teacher because she is a wonderful person! I love you Keri and miss seeing you!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:09 am

      Wow – My year with you was 30 years ago =) I can’t believe you still remember me! You deserve the Teacher of the Year and the IPAD =)

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:11 am

      Sorry Ruthann,
      The previous post was actually for Miss Cole. We had so many great memories together…you’d better remember me =0 Thanks so much for your kind words. I am blessed to know you and have spent 30 years getting in trouble with you =) God bless you and your family! Love you and wish we lived a lot closer!

  176. Patty permalink
    May 11, 2012 10:21 am

    Keri has always shown a special talent for teaching and a special gift with kids. She’s been such a blessing to so many. I vote for Keri but just reading the comments from her students shows she is teacher of the year to those who know her!

    • Keri Fernandez permalink
      May 13, 2012 9:12 am

      Is this Patty Koechig? Thanks so much for your vote! God bless you!

  177. Elaine Perez permalink
    May 12, 2012 11:44 pm

    Congrats Keri! You deserve it!!!!

  178. Peter permalink
    May 15, 2012 12:04 am

    Yep, I agree, Ms Fernandez is an awesome teacher!!

  179. May 15, 2012 1:24 am

    Keri has my vote!! She was so much fun to be around in school, always smiling and making us laugh. We have many memories together, especially of our trips to Maine with our families!! I hope the Lord blesses you with this honor and for your kids to get the ipad!!

    Laura (Roderer) Madison

  180. Daisy Garcia permalink
    May 15, 2012 5:26 am

    We should all be so blessed to encounter a teacher like Keri at least once in our lives.

  181. Helen Gillespie permalink
    May 15, 2012 7:35 am

    i am voting for Keri. I am so proud of you and I always have been. I remember all your little visits with you and angela and what a great time I always had. Keep up the good work and know what a great teacher you are. I love you so much and wish we could see each other more often.

    I love you

    grams

  182. Seth Spencer permalink
    May 16, 2012 2:37 am

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MRS.F IS 3 COMMENTS AHEAD OF FRANKLIN BURNS XDDDDDDDDD

  183. Cindy Fernandez permalink
    May 18, 2012 12:38 pm

    Keri is my sister-in-law and I can honestly say she is the most amazing person I have ever met. She has truly been a blessing to me and my family. I have seen how wonderful she is with her own children, truly taking advantage of every day life to teach them great lessons on the wonders of God and science.
    I only wish I could have had a such an incredible teacher like Keri when I was going to school. I don’t know the other nominees for teacher of the year but I can tell you this for sure…Keri Fernandez is the best!!!!

  184. Robert Bailey permalink
    May 19, 2012 4:36 am

    GREATEST!

  185. Brad Halverson permalink
    May 19, 2012 5:02 am

    BEST TEACHER, SHE DESERVES IT!

  186. Jessica Dambra permalink
    May 19, 2012 5:43 am

    I vote for Keri

  187. Cindy Fernandez permalink
    May 19, 2012 9:56 am

    Voting for Keri Fernandez Teacher of the year Videos 1-10

  188. May 18, 2012 8:00 pm

    Without a doubt Keri Fernandez is the teacher of the year & the #1 wife of the year. She is an awesome homeschooling mom, an amazing educator at Smith Prep and a great pastor’s wife. I love her muchisimo and believe she is worthy of top honors!

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