Kelly Patterson-Fernandes has twenty-seven years of educational experience as a secondary Spanish instructor and holds a Master of Arts degree in Spanish and an Administrative Credential. Kelly is passionate about teaching languages and working with teenagers. She serves in numerous leadership roles consisting of English Language Development Coordinator, WASC Co-Coordinator, and World Languages Department Chair. She demonstrates commitment and professional integrity in the World Languages community.
As the CLTA North Coast Language Teachers Affiliate President she organized the 2020 CLTA Jamboree. She is the Co-Director of “The World The Way We Saw It” multilingual photography exhibition and publication in collaboration with Humboldt State University and a Seal of Biliteracy Organizer and Assessor for the Humboldt County Seal of Biliteracy Interviews.
Her professional presentations consist of presenting at III Symposium Books, Travels, Travelers: Count Vlad Tepes Dracula and the Discourse of Blood in Sibiu, Romania: Modern Dracula, American Pop Culture’s Anti-Hero; CLTA Conference in Monterey, USA: Collaborative Conversations with Google Slides; and CLTA Conference in Ontario, USA: Use Google Slides and Speed Dating to Do What Students Love Most: Talk About Themselves! She was awarded the Arcata High School Pacesetter for the implementation of Common Core in 2014.