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Mr. Karl Fernandez
Karl Fernandez, originally from the Pacific Island of Guam, took up residence here in the Huntsville area back in 1999 as his father was in the U.S. Army. His passion for education was realized at a very young age and was pursued through his undergraduate attendance to Calhoun Community College and Athens State University, followed by his graduate attendance at the University of West Alabama, Samford University, and now the University of Alabama, where he is currently working on his doctorate degree in Instructional Leadership. Mr. Fernandez began his career in education in 2008 as a science teacher at Sparkman High, teaching Marine Science, Project Lead the Way's Human Body Systems, Forensic Science, Honors Anatomy & Physiology, and AP Biology. He then became the Assistant Principal at Mill Creek Elementary in 2016, and after 5 years there, he was given the honor to serve as the Principal of Rainbow Elementary in 2021. He is married with a step-son, Graham, and daughter, Isla. Mr. Fernandez enjoys traveling, listening to audiobooks, and watching movies.