Staff Station
Mrs. Erika Fernandes
Dear 7th Grade Civics Parents and Students,

As the school year begins, I welcome you all to our 7th grade Civics. I’m very excited to work with each of you throughout the year. This is my fifth year working here at Mater Lakes Academy and my 8th year teaching social studies! I graduated with a B.Ed. from Central Connecticut State University in History and Geography. I hold a M.S. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University. I am certified in Secondary Social Studies Education (6-12) and also hold an endorsement in Gifted Education (K-12). I was voted Mater Lakes Academy Middle School Teacher of the year for the 2018-2019 school year & have taken on the role of Middle School Social Studies Department Head.

I am a strong believer in parent and student participation when it comes to student learning, so please register for my class so that you are informed about what is going on within the classroom. Each teacher runs their classroom differently, and it’s important that both the students and parents have an understanding of what is expected from this date forward for your student’s success in our class. Please make sure to take a minute to read thoroughly the course syllabus attached below. Both the student and at least one parent/guardian must sign and return the attached form to me at the beginning of their next Civics class.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns throughout the school year by using our Mater Lakes email!


Mrs. Fernandes