Administrative Assistant: Elisa Marx
Phone: (610)458-5324 Ext. 4800
Joe Fernandes is the Principal of Pickering Valley Elementary located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. He has devoted his educational career to the Downingtown Area School District where he taught second grade at Brandywine Wallace and Bradford Heights Elementary Schools. He became principal of Bradford Heights in 1995 and transferred to Pickering Valley Elementary in 2005 where he was instrumental in the planning, building and move to a new building. In his tenure as principal, key issues have centered on community building in a rapidly growing and culturally diverse population as well as incorporating data into the center of the educational process. Joe has a B.S. in Elementary Education from West Chester University and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University. He also serves on the advisory board for the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center at WestEd.