Larry Fernandez is a retired high school teacher from the City of New York.  He worked as a bilingual educator for more than 33 years serving in communities of need.  He taught entrepreneurship, virtual enterprise, computers and mathematics.

In his 33 years of service, 7 years were in Island Academy a school for detained youth, which is located on Rikers Island. There he taught Entrepreneurship in which he won The Teacher of the Year Award from the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

In 2012 he won the Outstanding Career & Technical Teacher Award from the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) while teaching Virtual Enterprise at Automotive High School.

Starting his career at Eastern District High School and ending it at Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH).  Larry has always served in the community where he lives.

He has served on the Boards of Beginning with Children Foundation as a parent representative, St. Joseph & Dominics Academy as the secretary and treasurer and is currently on the board of RiseBoro Community Partnership.  Larry has a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Taxation from Long Island University.