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Brenda Fernandez, Principal


Ms. Fernandez has worked for the District for 25 years. She has been an elementary school teacher, Categorical Coordinator, Bilingual Coordinator, Assistant Principal (Elementary Instructional Specialist), and Principal in LAUSD.  She has also worked as a teacher trainer for BTSA, UTLA, and the District Intern Program in LAUSD. Ms. Fernandez is happy to be back at Sharp as Principal. The last time Ms. Fernandez worked at Sharp Elementary she was the Assistant Principal Elementary School Specialist.

Ms. Fernandez was born in East Los Angeles to immigrant parents. Ms. Fernandez entered elementary school only speaking Spanish.  By today’s standards, she would have been an English Language Learner! She struggled to learn English and keep up with her school work since she did not have anyone at home to help her with her school work. The eldest of four children, she learned English and focused on her studies while assisting her younger siblings in school. She always knew she would work with children and foster the same educational and career goals in them.

Ms. Fernandez is passionate about making sure every child has the opportunity to succeed in school and attain the goals they set for themselves. She believes that no matter what obstacles we face we can overcome them and succeed.  She knows and reminds all that this is only possible if we work hard, are persistent, and learn the skills we need to be lifelong learners and productive members of our society.

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite Drinks: Coffee

Edwin Molina, AP - Instructional Specialist


Mr. Molina has been an educator for 23 years.  He has taught the following grade levels: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Adult Education, and Special Education. He has worked outside the classroom in the following capacity at both school sites and Beaudry:  ELD Coordinator & Title 1 Coordinator, Intervention Coordinator,  Standard Based Coordinator,   Data Coordinator, Testing Coordinator,  Teaching & Learning Observer, Assistant Principal, ESY Principal, and ELOS Principal.  He has worked in the most challenging schools of his choosing across the district with the goal of closing the achievement gap for our students.  

Jose Gallegos, AP- EIS


Mr. Gallegos been in education for over 20 years. He began as a paraprofessional and currently he is an Assistant Principal Elementary Instructional Specialist (APEIS).  As a paraprofessional, he realized the difference he could make working with students. He developed a specific enthusiasm to work in the field of special education and pursued a career in teaching.  He was a special day class teacher at Hooper Ave Elementary in South Los Angeles for 7 years.  He then became a resource teacher at Sotomayor High School in Glassel Park. From there, he was given the opportunity to be an APEIS in Local District Northeast.  He strives to develop authentic relationships and connections with students, parents, school staff and the community.  Through all his stops, he values being a part of the growth of students and the community.