Norma Fernandes, TI is a teacher from Karachi city, Sindh province Pakistan. She started off her career teaching at the institute of St Patrick’s High School, Karachi. She also was a sportswoman, an accomplished dramatist, and musician.
From the time period of 1966 to 2009, she worked first as a teacher and then as Headmistress (Kindergarten/Junior Section) of the Karachi Grammar School.
In the year of January 2006, Norma Fernandes shifted to a new area of responsibility within the Karachi Grammar School, as Advisor, working with the Board, the Principal and the Internal Management Team and also giving confidential advice to parents.
In the year of 2009, she retired from the institute of Karachi Grammar School after more than 50 years in education.
In 2013, The Citizens Archive of Pakistan interviewed Fernandes to gain the story of her service. In a podcast, Fernandes talks about her memories of growing up in Karachi. Also about the time her entire family migrated to Canada, but she stayed behind to continue working in education.
On the day of 14 August 2013, the Government of Pakistan announced that it will honour Mrs. Fernandes on 23 March 2014 with the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz for her services to education. (It is the 4th-highest decoration given to any civilian in Pakistan based on their achievements).